20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A red morph Eastern Screech Owl hides in his tree

Rusty is a famous screech owl who has lived in the same tree for about two years. This photo required an early morning trip and a good eye to spot where he was. Screech owls are very small, and experts at camouflage.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2022
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Cambridge, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Jacie Wood