14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Barred Owls preening

It's rare to see a nocturnal Barred Owl out in the open at 8:00AM - let alone 2 of them! This pair was following each other tree to tree when they finally rested and began preening each other lovingly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Hampton, Connecticut, United States of America
Copyright: © Jeff Levesque