17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Great Horned Owl in Western North Carolina

I was out adventuring with my camera in Cullowhee, North Carolina and happened upon this beautiful owl, relaxing underneath a small bridge. I was lucky enough to see him on multiple occasions in the following week, he never minded my company.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Maura Sieber