17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Barred Owlet in the creek

A Barred Owlet was practicing hunting and flew down into a creek about 20 feet from me. The light from the setting sun reflected off the creek and lit up part of the face.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Stuart Tucker