14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Barn owl at the window

Barn owl (Tyto alba) portrayed while looking out the window of an old farmhouse. In Northern Italy the barn owl is declining due to the loss of nesting sites and to the large use of pesticides. It's very unusual to see these animal during the day.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Udine, Italy
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Stefano Pecorella