17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
POW Right in the kisser

One of the more endearing almost human characteristics discernible in this owl's gestures. Believe it or not he was preening and I didn't realize it until I later looked at my photos it really looks like he has his talons bunched up in a fist.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Gatineau, Canada
Copyright: © Heather King