18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blakiston’s fish owl fishing

Blakiston’s fish owl is the largest owl in the world, revered by the Japanese Ainu people as a Kamuy (divine being). Conservation efforts include supplemental feeding, as here in Rausu, Hokkaido.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Rausu, Hokkaido, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Claire Waring