18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Jungle Owlet

A pair of jungle owlet gazed directly towards the lens of the camera while I was trying to capture them in their natural habitat; during a forest walk near my town. Heavy deforestation and pollution has led to an enormous decline in the population of jungle owlets. They can rarely be found in forests too.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Lakhimpur kheri, India
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Priyanshu Tripathi