Category: Nature Photography
Posted: June 11, 2022

Burrowing owl on a perch

Portrait of a Burrowing Owl

by Timothy M. Smith Interested in this? Contact The Artist

Wildlife Photo Contest Contest Entry 
I spent about 5 hours photographing Burrowing Owls at a location known for their nesting, getting about 300 photos. These owls are less than a foot tall and nest underground. They are active in the daytime, guarding and hunting from a perch. I narrowed my results down to this favorite, which gave me a perfect pose while really grabbing my attention with its contrasting background and piercing eyes.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: None | This was photographed raw, so I had to make minor adjustments to accurately reveal its natural contrast, highlights, and shadows while modestly enhancing texture, clarity, vibrancy, and saturation. Some cropping , but no image alteration or background manipulation.

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Portrait of a Burrowing Owl by Timothy M. Smith
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