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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Way-finding City Owl in the Moonlight

Helping to lead us home, we spotted this Barred Owl on our neighboring street, basking in the mellow glow of the late-summer moonlight. The owl is gazing right into the lens in a knowing fashion, gazing into one's thoughts. After gracing us with his presence, he silently flew off into the moonlit night. The presence of a caterpillar in the sign, the clouded moon and the majestic owl is the perfect combination of saying Farewell to Summer and greeting Autumn.

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2016
Photo Location: St.Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Copyright: © Scott Nickels