Go to The Atlantic for their photographic essay celebrating superb owls. (Click to enlarge.)
A burrowing owl rests on the ninth hole of the Olympic golf course near its nest in a sand bunker during a practice round for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 5, 2016.
A pair of Great Grey Owls or Lapland Owls sits inside an open air cage at the Royev Ruchey zoo in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, on October 6, 2011.
Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputy Sophie Berman crouches over a small owl, for a brief encounter before the bird flew away, near Rainbow Lakes, outside Nederland, Colorado, on July 21, 2015
What I love about owls is their faces. Have never seen one in person (except what I think was one in a close call on the highway at night many years ago), but am transfixed when looking at their faces in photos. Thanks for these.
Their faces. Me too. In The Atlantic’s photos there are several where the owl is at ease with a human. They are probably as curious about us as we are about them. There’s one that really neat … I’ll add that one.
How absolutely lovely. Thanks Bix!