20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Four baby Screech Owls peeking out of a hole.

I was photographing three baby Screech Owls in a tree when suddenly a fourth baby popped his head out. A couple of hours after I took this picture, the babies fledged the nest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Newburyport, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: NIKON Z 9
Copyright: © Katherine Davis