Sunday, May 17, 2009

Great Horned Owl

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.

~Martin Buber



*Rescued Great Horned Owl - now part of ARK's wildlife education program.

24 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Want to have a staring contest???? I think that owl could win them all.

Beautiful bird!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

yukonmusher said...

VERY NICE! I love owls.

Sue said...

Now THAT is one fierce look! I love it!

Mildred said...

Amazing photo!

Cedar ... said...

Wonder what the owl's eyes are saying? "you're going to be my supper!" or "whoooooo are youooooo?"

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Stunning Photo! Could you tell us more about ARK and the wildlife education program?

Busy Bee Suz said...

He/She is gorgeous!!!

Darla said...

My goodness, talk about up close and personal!! Great photo.

Judy said...

They are such beautiful birds. Wonderful photo!

bennie and patsy said...

What a great photo
Patsy

Ashley said...

Awesome bird!

Heather said...

This owl looks like he's getting ready to teach... as if he's saying "Okay class, today's lesson will be... how to turn your head 180-degrees!"

The Retired One said...

Wow! Where did you find him to get this wonderful shot????

Tricia said...

Isn't that the truth! I don't know if I could deal w/ that beak tho - hehehe! He's a good lookin lil guy or girl!

Tricia said...

Sorry, I forgot to say... a beauty of a shot!

Michele said...

Magnificent... those eyes are stunning! WOW.

Hugs♥

Shellmo said...

Betsy - His eyes were piercing - he had me hypnotized! LOL!

Yukonmusher - me too! :)

Sue- He kept opening and shutting his beak and starting right thru me - definitely fierce!

Mildred - thank you!

Cedar - LOL!! You knew exactly what he was saying!

Mom2 - I left their brochure at the cabin but I believe they are located in mid-Michigan and they mostly rehab birds of prey - owls, hawks, etc. The birds at this festival I attended were not able to be released back in the wild so they are used for educational programs.

Busy bee- and he knew it!

Darla - I wanted to pet him! :)

Judy - thank you!

Benny & Patsy - thanks - he was a good boy for sitting so still!

Ashley- he was a big boy!

Heather - lol - he actually did turn his head 180 degrees - I should've posted that photo!

Retired ONe - I cherry picked the photo op at the Kirtland Warbler festival this weekend!

Tricia - he did look like he wanted to bite something - lol!

Hi Michele - thank you!!

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Wow, great photo shelley! Was that up at your cabin? and how did you get so close to it? have a great day :)

Nabeel said...

this is a beautiful shot .. and of course a beautiful bird. Owls have always been considered "wise" ... from the picture, he looks, angry/annoyed ... more annoyed.

KathyB. said...

Did you take the photograph? Sensational, and the quote for the photo is so true!

Tina said...

Incredible picture..that is one nasty look on such an awesome bird!!
Great shot!

Tricia said...

Hi Shelley! Prayers are needed, swing back by my page for details, please!

Shellmo said...

Kathy B - yes I did take this photo - I was just a couple inches away from this beautiful fellow!

Knatolee said...

We have great horned owls in our woodlot. I hear them calling to each other, but have yet to see them. I just love owls.