‘Night Owl’ by Hua Tunan.

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Chinese painter, illustrator and street artist Cheng Yingjie (a.k.a. Hua Tunan) has created an extraordinary painting called “Night Owl” that makes perfect use of his signature colorful and chaotic style.
Yingjie’s stunning and dynamic owl figure seems to materialize magically out of a chaotic cloud of splashes and splashes of colorful paint.
Like many other successful contemporary street artists, he uses a wide range of bright colors, even those don’t actually appear in owls, like green, blue and purple.
His dynamic style, while definitely his own, is similar to the work done by many other notable street artists, including that of DALeast.
Not surprisingly, Yingjie’s art has been in fairly high demand, as he is a leader in the contemporary Chinese art community.
And yet, this is one of the few times that he has actually offered his art up for sale to the public.
He has created 35 copies of this owl by hand to sell to the public, each with its own little unique hand-drawn subtleties.
via Artist Creates Stunning Owl Painting With Chaotic Splashes Of Color | Bored Panda.

‘Owls’ by John Pusateri.

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Using pencils, charcoal, and pastels artist John Pusateri creates near photo-realistic drawings of beautifully colored owls.
Pusateri currently teaches in the Department of Architecture at Unitec, New Zealand and  has a number of works available through Seed Gall.
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via Colored Owl Drawings by John Pusateri | Colossal.

Tiny Owl sits amongst Woodland Mushrooms.

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Pictured is a little owl among some woodland mushrooms in county Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Image Credit: Photograph by Jed Wee/Rex/Shutterstock
See more images via The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

‘Long-Eared Owls’ suddenly appeared in Chicago winter.

Photo: Piotr Krzeslak/Shutterstock
Long-eared owls don’t actually have long ears.
They’re named after tall, feathery tufts on their heads that look like ears. Their real ones are hidden under facial feathers, and for many North American long-eared owls, those ears must have been burning lately.
Normally secretive birds, long-eared owls have become a sensation this winter around Chicago, where they’ve dazzled people by suddenly appearing in unusually large numbers.
This is known as an irruption, the technical name for any abrupt surge in a bird population, especially outside its typical haunts.
It’s unclear where exactly all these long-eared owls came from, but the species is known to breed across a northern swath of the United States from Maine to California, plus much of Canada.
Long-eared owls are native to Eurasia and North Africa as well as North America. They live year-round in many regions, but some also escape the northernmost parts of their breeding range during winter, moving south into (slightly) warmer habitats.
Source: Owl of a sudden, long-eared owls are everywhere | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Great Grey Owl on the Prowl.

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A great grey owl busy hunting in the countryside of New Hampshire.
This owl was not baited or called in any way.
Image Credit: Photograph by Harry Collins, Pennsylvania.
Source: Great Grey Owl | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian

‘Two Yellow Eyes’ by Archie Tucker.

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Two Yellow Eyes” by Archie Tucker.
See more of Archie Tucker’s photography at aotucker.com.
Photo of the Day is chosen from various Outdoor Photographer galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests.
Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage,
To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.
Source: Photo Of The Day By Archie Tucker – Outdoor Photographer

Desert Tawny Owl discovered.

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Image credit: © Thomas Krumenacker, www.krumenacker.de.
The newly-discovered species, named the Desert Tawny Owl, belongs to the earless owl genus, Strix.
It is a medium-sized owl, 30 to 33 centimeters long, and weighing 140 to 220 grams.
It resembles the Hume’s Owl (Strix butleri) and the Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) in plumage pattern and proportions.
The species’ scientific name, Strix hadorami, honors Israeli ornithologist and writer Hadoram Shirihai.
“It is a special pleasure to name this bird for Hadoram Shirihai, a much-valued colleague and collaborator for 20 years,” Dr Schweizer and his colleagues wrote in a paper in the journal Zootaxa.
“Although Hadoram’s ornithological interests are staggeringly wide-ranging, his name is arguably particularly synonymous with this wonderful owl of wild places in the Middle East.
He discovered, when still a young boy, a live but poisoned specimen (of the Desert Tawny Owl) in En Gedi, which became the first individual to be held in captivity and is now a skeleton in the Tel Aviv University Museum.”
Read on via Desert Tawny Owl: New Species of Bird Discovered | Biology | Sci-News.com.

Adorable Owls by Sasi.

owl-photography-sasi-smit-25Owls are some of the forests’ most regal, mysterious and graceful models for wildlife photographers.
These photos by a photographer in Bangkok, Thailand who goes by Sasi Smith show the many different faces of these ferocious, silent hunters.
Sasi is a very prolific photographer, and he doesn’t just shoot owls – he has quite a lot of bird photography under his belt as well, especially of parrots.
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Owl photography can be difficult, especially because of their amazing camouflage!
When someone as talented as Sasi gets it right, however, the results can be amazing; here are some more majestic owl photos that we’ve featured on Bored Panda!
More info: 500px | Facebook
See more Images via Adorable Owl Photos Captured By Thai Photographer Sasi | Bored Panda.

‘Owls’ by Brad Wilson.

Photographer Brad Wilson specialises in studio portraits of wild animals, from birds to primates to the diverse wildlife of the African safari.
His book Wild Life includes these portraits of different types of owls which were found at two wildlife sanctuaries and were recovering from various injuries
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See more Images via Studio portraits of owls – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian.

Kustusch’s ‘Raven and Owl.’

closing-inBay area artist, Lindsey Kustusch, has had her second solo show at STUDIO Gallery in San Francisco.
Over 35 pieces of new work, including dozens of SF street scenes interlaced with nature’s most domineering survivors, the Raven and Owl.
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For more info about her available work, go to studiogallerysf.com or visit her website @ LindseyKustusch.com.
See more Images via Juxtapoz Magazine – Lindsey Kustusch @ STUDIO Gallery, SF.