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Sometimes, when out in the field, one is taken a little by surpize and has to react as quickly as possible so as not to miss the opportunity. Whilst walking in the Tanqua Karoo, we happened to flush this Western Barn Owl from its daytime roost and it circled around us. Fortunately, I was able to get into a reasonable position to be able to get some shots of it as it flew around us before heading off to find a new roosting site.

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