‘The Owls are Back’.

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Owls are absolutely stunning creatures – their deep and piercing eyes and haunting hoots are the stuff of myths and folktales.
Perhaps that’s why we love these beautiful owl photos so much!
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Paul Bannick     http://goo.gl/2jHw2i
Since ancient times, owls have captured the imaginations of various cultures as harbingers of death, doom, bad omens, or wisdom.
For rodents, some of these portents are true – owls are excellent and highly adapted hunters with excellent hearing, sharp night-time vision, silent wings and deadly talons.
They rarely miss their mark.
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If you have any beautiful owl photos, we’d love it if you added them to this list and voted for your favorites as well!
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bing photos   http://bingfotos.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/little-owls-roost-in-extremadura-spain.html
See more Images via 25+ Majestic Owls Caught On Camera | Bored Panda.

‘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]
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Saint Patrick and ‘Cracker’ the Owl, Ireland.

Druid Malachy, played by Ciaron Davies, reacts with a European eagle-owl named “Cracker” during the reenactment of the first landing of Saint Patrick in Ireland at Inch Abbey in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland.
Image Credit: Photograph by Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters
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A Cute Tiny Wet Owl.

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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

‘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.