Portrait of a Great Gray Owl and her Chicks.

Family Portrait by Connor Stefanison, Canada
A great grey owl and her chicks sit in their nest in the broken top of a Douglas fir tree in Kamloops, Canada.
They looked towards Connor only twice as he watched them during the nesting season from a tree hide 50 feet (15 metres) up.
Image Credit: Photograph: Connor Stefanison/2018 Wildlife Photographer of the Year/NHM
Source: Wildlife photographer of the year people’s choice award – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

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!
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‘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.

Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Scans the Desert.

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Photograph by Husain Alfraid, National Geographic Your Shot
From its preferred nesting environment—a scrape constructed within a rocky cliff or outcrop—this pharaoh eagle-owl scans the terrain.
Its bright yellow eyes are characteristic of the species.
The birds are generally found in arid habitats of North Africa and the Middle East and are efficient nocturnal predators—even scorpions are on its menu.
Source: Pharaoh Eagle-Owl Image | National Geographic Photo of the Day

The Angry Baby Owl.

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Photograph by Etienne on Flickr
Even owls can have bad days! This baby owl has a feather sticking out and doesn’t look too pleased about it.
Owls, birds of the order Strigiformes, include about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision and binaural hearing, and feathers adapted for silent flight.
via Picture of the Day: Angry Bird «TwistedSifter.

Zeus, a Blind Owl with Stars in his Eyes.

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One morning, someone in Southern California found an injured owl on their porch. It turned out to be a blind Western Screech Owl with eyes that look like a starry night.
After a visit to the vet, the owl found a new permanent home at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, California.
He was named “Zeus” after the Greek god of sky and thunder because of his stunning eyes.
Zeus was injured when he was found on that front porch in South California, but the dedicated team of animal lovers at the center helped him on his feet again.
Since he was blind, they couldn’t simply release him back into the wild, so he now lives in a trunk on the filing cabinet next to the Wildlife Learning Center founder Paul Hahn’s desk.
Read more via Meet Zeus: The Rescued Blind Owl With Stars In His Eyes | Bored Panda.