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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Burrowing Owlet Trys It's Hand at Hunting

A young burrowing owlet that got bored while waiting for its parents to bring food and (unsuccesfully) tried its hand at catching a beetle on its own.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Bryce Veller