18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great Horned Owl Contemplating Flight

This Great Horned Owl is only 6 weeks old and is just beginning to venture out of the nest by hopping up to a nearby branch. It is days away from attempting its first flight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2020
Photo Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800E
Copyright: © Kendall Laird