17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A spectacled owl with his eye on the target.

This spectacled owl was coming in for a landing with his eye on the treat on the top of the tree stump. He was part of a flight demonstration at the Birds of Prey Center in Awendaw, South Carolina. The Birds of Prey Center rescues and rehabilitates birds. It also addresses vital environmental issues through avian medicine, research, education programs, and conservation initiatives.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 05.2019
Photo Location: Awendaw, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Tonya McGue