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This wild short eared owl was photographed at Boundary Bay in British Columbia, Canada. This owl and several others were constantly flying around in search of food and battling with northern harriers. This image was captured in the late afternoon as the sun was dipping below the horizon, which cast a deep golden light over the fields where these speedy owls were flying. I deliberately did not crop in tight on the owl, as I like the contrast and realistic size perspective portrayed between the small owl and the rich canvass of background colors in the large fields.

This photo is Copyrighted © Mark D. Needham Photography.

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