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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Burrowing Owl Hiding in Plain Sight

Burrowing Owls can be found near the Salton Sea and Sony Bono National Wildlife Refuge due in large part to conservation efforts by farmers, the state of California and the nearby refuge. These all owls typically can be found sitting near the entrance to their burrows until evening, when they hunt for food.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Brawley, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Justin Graham