I think it’s the eyes–giant circular eyes–that get me about this bird.
They are simply amazing birds to see, and I’m always amazed.
Seen up close, they are pretty large.
The owl in the above photo flew when I was quite near it (I hadn’t seen it until it flew), and then landed in a tree near me to stare at me, allowing me to get these photos.
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Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.
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