14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Barred owl stalking intruder

This barred owl puffed herself up and stalked menacingly down a moss covered hemlock branch before taking flight in pursuit of another owl intruding on her territory.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Sydenham, Ontario, Canada
Copyright: © James McDonald