17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
270 degrees

This photo shows an owl, in Colorado, moving its head around and over the shoulder on a tree branch. I thought this was a very unique photo because it shows the owls flexible ability to turn up to 270 degrees, hence the title. It also shows one of its large eyes almost as if he were looking at the camera. Most photos of owls show both eyes because it is very dramatic, but, I feel that the drama perhaps became exemplified through only one eye because of his unique positioning and the similarities of colors between the animal and nature.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6
Copyright: © Abigail Roser