Today’s Photo of the Day is “Short-Eared Owl in Flight” by Jennifer Carr. Location: Burlington, Washington.
“A short-eared owl skims the ground in search of a vole in western Washington in the late afternoon sunlight,” describes Carr. “This photograph showcases my motivation as a photographer because I set a goal for 2023 to seek out and photograph an owl in the wild. I purchased a new lens, practiced on some local birds and studied autofocus settings. I researched owls, consulted with birdwatchers and other photographers and found that there was a location nearby where short-eared owls regularly hunted in the winter. I had expected to need to visit multiple times before successfully photographing the owls, but they were readily on display!”
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