17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Pygmy Owl in profile atop a hemlock in the orchard.

I snapped the profile of this tiny yet formidable predator enjoying a quiet moment atop a hemlock at the base of the orchard. I'd been wondering why there were no birds about on my walk through, but was pleased to find this favorite feathered creature open to my photographing him from a relatively close distance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Estacada, Oregon, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX420 IS
Copyright: © Mari Saint-Pierre