‘Wise Owls’ by Sasi Smith.

Smith2Owls are known around the world as a symbol of wisdom and beauty, which Thai photographer Sasi Smith intuitively captures in his mesmerizing photographs.
Smith is an experienced cameraman who focuses mainly on parrots, but he also has a vast collection of owl images that are both adorable and captivating.
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This type of photography can be especially challenging, since owls are known for their camouflage, but the dedicated artist has the ability to capture the enchanting huge eyes, extreme fluffiness, and lovely heart-shaped faces that make the owls the magnificent creatures that they are.
Smith has taken photos of many different and unique species of owl, helping to show that there are close to 200 species of the gorgeous bird on Earth.
They are separated by the categories of “true owls” and “barn owls,” with barn owls being known for their distinctly cute, heart-shaped facial appearance.
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See more via Photographer Captures the Mesmerizing Spirit of Adorably Wise Owls – My Modern Met.

Owls of the Czech Republic.

Birds-by-Allerlei-6Featured here are some beautiful photographs captured by Allerlei, who comes from the Czech Repbulic.
She is a young and impressive photographer who is truly an artist, professional scout and incredibly talented  geek.
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She takes pictures of a range of wildlife and doesn’t restrict herself to only one animal.
We have also featured another post on Photography Heat: Wild Cats by Allerlei.
Via: [Allerlei.Devianart]
http://bit.ly/1wU6yjc
See more via Attractive Birds Photography by Allerlei | Photography Heat –

A Cute Tiny Wet Owl.

owl-and-mushrooms-tanja-brandt-1__880After this super adorable photo of an owl hiding from rain took the internet by storm, we decided to reach out to the photographer Tanja Brandt to tell us more about it.
I got “Poldi, our little owl when he was five months old. He didn’t want to come out his egg and he was very small, the smallest.
His six sisters were all hatched, and as he was the last to be born, days after the others, he was very small.
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I also have a Harris Hawk named Phönix, a Weissgesichtseule (see above) named Gandalf, and a snow owl named Uschi,” Tanja Brandt told Bored Panda.
“I think my animals like to be photographed.
Why? Because I am always outside with my camera and with my animals. So we get to walk together, have fun, go on adventures, have little breaks…
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We take some pictures and after the animals can play again as we keep going. I know my animals very well and I can see their state of mind.
If I go out with just one of my animals, the other get antsy and want to be with us. “I’ve always loved animals, since I was a baby, unlike the rest of my family.
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When I was little, I found every sort of pet and then hid it from my parents. I love the beauty, power, loyalty, courage and friendship of animals. Many people could learn from them.
”More info: ingoundelse.de | tier-collagen.de | 500px | Facebook
Source: Cute Tiny Owl Goes Viral So We Interviewed The Photographer (10 Pics) | Bored Panda

Barking Owl in Flight.

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A barking owl in flight, photographed near Cairns.
The barking owl (Ninox connivens), also known as the winking owl, is a nocturnal bird species native to mainland Australia and parts of Papua New Guinea and the Moluccas.
They are a medium-sized brown owl and have a characteristic voice that can range from a barking dog noise to a shrill woman-like scream of great intensity.
Image Credit: ABC Open contributor wildman_photo
Source: Barking owl Pic of the Week – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

‘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.
owl-4See more from this owl series in his portfolio. (via devid sketchbook, thnx jessica)
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via Colored Owl Drawings by John Pusateri | Colossal.

The Tasmanian Masked Owl.

Author and Photo by Sandra – Tasmania.
Our beautiful Tasmanian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae castenops) was once described by John Gould (biologist) as ‘…a species distinguished from all other members of its genus by its great size and powerful form.
Probably, few of the Raptorial birds, with the exception of the Eagles, are more formidable or more sanguinary (causing much bloodshed) in disposition.’
After this beauty flew up to the tree tops, I packed up and walked back down to the house to close windows, feed the dog and cat, stoke the woodheater…and go collect more wood in a barrow. It was dark. I had a torch.
Whilst at the  woodpile I heard our chooks cry out. I had not yet closed their door for the night. Rushing in…there she was…looking perplexed…on the floor of the chook house…what’s all the noise about…I’m just after my chicken dinner!
I walked in between the terrified chickens and the owl…shining my torch on the ground so she could still see.
Slowly we turned around and together we left the chook house…both walking in a nonchalant manner.
She then flew up to the fence. I stood next to her…about a rulers length away. We had a quiet moment. I told her it’s not OK to eat the chooks. She let me pat her briefly.
We parted company. I had tears of wonderment.
Source: ABC OPEN: The fragility of life. || From Project: Pic of the Week