A wonderful encounter thanks to a local bird lover that knows where to find them. They are easily heard during night, but as with most owls hard to see during the day.

This pair was quite active, and soon after this picture one took to the wings for a perch nearby. The individual to the right is fanning out its feathers to dry them.

It sounds like this:


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 720
  • Shutter speed: 1/200 s

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