“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.

“The Cutest Tiny 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.
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Source: Cute Tiny Owl Goes Viral So We Interviewed The Photographer (10 Pics) | Bored Panda

“Tiny Gray Owl.”

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A camouflaged gray owl protects its nest in this Your Shot picture chosen for the Daily Dozen roundup of editors’ favorites.
This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.
via Owl Picture — Bird Photo — National Geographic Photo of the Day.

Shamma’s “Sad Owl”.

wetowlWe tipped you off about Daisy, the cutest kitten in the world, and we introduced you to Champ, the happiest dog on earth. Now, it’s time to call your attention to one very unfortunate owl.
Drenched in rain, he’s got to be the saddest looking owl we’ve ever seen.
Photographer Shamma Esoof shot this bird at Penang Bird Park in Malaysia one rainy monsoon day.
As she stood in rainwater, that was ankle deep, she shared a special moment with this shivering wet owl. “We stared at each other for a long while,” she told us. “Its deep intelligent eyes and sad demeanor changed my perception of birds forever.
They are more sentient and self-aware than I ever imagined. I clicked the photo to preserve that wonderful moment. I wanted to share it with people, so that they too, could enhance their perception of birds.”
The photo was uploaded onto 500px and then went viral. Not only did it get picked up by print and online magazines, it was awarded several prizes including the Grand Prize in the “Capture the Moment” competition by Duggal Visual Solutions.
500px recently wrote an article about her shot called Sham’s Story: How a Sad Looking Owl Made for a Very Happy Photographer.
Shamma Esoof on 500px

via The Saddest Looking Owl in the World – My Modern Met.

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.

“Tiny Owls”.

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Birds are warm blooded animals, which means that they maintain their body temperature independent of the environment.
However, quite often their tiny size forces them to adapt, and even work together, when it gets cold outside.
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“They huddle together in such roosts for warmth, the most dominant birds taking the center positions, forcing the immature and more subordinate to the edges where they are at the mercy of the elements.”
As well as the Owls, this is our collection of the cutest bird-cuddling photos.

See more via 16+ Pics Of Birds Cuddling Together For Warmth Will Melt Your Heart | Bored Panda.