18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Mom! (Great Horned Owl Family Portrait)

Starting February 8th of 2020, when my local Great Horned Owls first nested, through early summer I watched this family of five in the northern Boreal Forest (northern Minnesota). In early May on a cool day (snow was still on the ground), Mom flew over to check out her owlets who had had just days before learned how to fly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2020
Date Uploaded: 08.2020
Photo Location: Duluth, Mn, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Copyright: © Richard Hoeg