19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Night watchman

The eyes of owls capture light one hundred times better than our own, but are practically unable to move. To compensate, owls can rotate their heads 135 degrees in any direction, giving them a 270-degree total field of vision.

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Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Santillana del Mar, Spain
Copyright: © Pedro Jarque Krebs