21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Ready to Strike (1)

Northern Pygmy-Owls are widespread in the mountains of western North America, and they’re active during the day, which gives me a good chance of finding them. Here a Pygmy owl has locked in its target and is ready to strike!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Healdsburg, California, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS R5
Copyright: © Jean Zuo