18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Burrowing Owlet soaking up the rain in Florida.

Burrowing Owlet during a light rain on a hot day in Cape Coral, Florida. Owlets fan their feathers to soak up the rain and when they are anting. Anting is a behaviour during which the owls rub insects, usually ants, onto their feathers and skin.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Cape Coral, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Megan Lorenz