19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
In The Spotlight

In The Spotlight I love owls and this Tawny Owl was hard to find. I had a global location and to find it between the dark beech trees took some time. Then back a lot of times hoping it to find it out of its tree, watching in my direction. And when it did, the sun was shining through the clouds and between the trees, giving it a spotlight.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Netherlands
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Copyright: © Richard Verroen