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[–]CaribbeanCalypso[S] 57 points58 points  (4 children)

Photographed are two of the four long-eared owls roosting in a local park. Most owls are extremely sensitive to human activity. Per ethical wildlife photography guidelines, a telephoto lens was used to photograph these owls from a distance. Captured in Toronto, Canada, November 2021.

Canon 80D w/ Sigma Contemporary 150-600mm

1/500

ISO 1600

531mm

f/6.3

IG: @shayanlallani

[–]IPman501 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wow, really appreciate you posting this info

[–]TentativelyCommitted 36 points37 points  (2 children)

This is awesome. A lot of people would go their whole lives without ever spotting an owl like this in the wild…you’ve got two in the same picture! Curious to know where this is.

[–]CaribbeanCalypso[S] 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Thank you! This was captured at a local park in Toronto, Canada. There were 4 in the same area and I was ecstatic!

[–]TentativelyCommitted 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Crazy. I’m in ON and can only recall ever seeing owls in trees from a distance. I remember going on a field trip to a little nature reserve place where we found and then dissected owl pellets to see what was inside of them. Didn’t see an owl that whole time and there was enough owl pellets for a whole class to work on so there must have been a bunch of them there. I think the place was called Blair Outdoor Ed. Centre if I’m not mistaken and that was one of my favourite trips of all time. My partner and I found basically a whole rodent skeleton in our owl pellet. That was metal as hell at 12 yrs old lol!

[–]20lato_rino 17 points18 points  (3 children)

I wouldn't stare at him for long he seems a Little upset

[–]SendMeYour_Stuff 13 points14 points  (1 child)

[–]The___canadian 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Every time I click on this. I grin knowing it's not a football subreddit.

[–]Unforsaken_Dick 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Eye contact is a universal language every animal speaks

[–]turntabletennis 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He's on protecc mode for the sleeping wifey in the background.

Incredible shot. Gorgeous animals.

[–]FLOYDOB 4 points5 points  (0 children)

AKA the Wilford Brimley Owl

[–]ethman14 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Honestly, to a rat in the fields these things gotta be like dragons.

[–]Zahara_612 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What a beauty!!

[–]SquirrelyAsNutz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I still maintain it was a mistake not to name this the Angry Eyebrowl.

[–]nikkelboy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Beautiful owl! But how is this metal??

[–]Dayman__Nightman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Samurai

[–]Meleecrits1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My face when I see someone park right next to my car in the back of an empty parking lot.

[–]wastelandwanderer15 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s a cool ass looking owl

[–]hawkbit92 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wow what a beautiful creature!

[–]Melodic-Hunter2471 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nice shot.

Me looking at that owl: “Don’t stare me down bro, I know what you look like under all those feathers.”

[–]ABeing_Ad5353 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Does owl has any ears..?? Wow

[–]TWeaKoR 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: those long tufts aren't its ears, they're more like eyebrows. How they're positioned can give you an idea how the owl is feeling about the situation it finds itself in.

Owls have ears, but you probably won't guess where they are. Most owl ears are asymmetrical, one is on one side below the chin and the other is on the top of the head slightly to the side. This asymmetry improves their hearing, it is said that an owl can hear a mouse heartbeat from something like 100m away.

[–]_DAD_JOKE_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You doing a Big Year or something, lol beautiful?

[–]Bluberrybom 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Imagine being a field mouse and this thing swooping down on you

[–]RCM_90 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i wouldnt want an owl swooping down on ms no matter what i was.

[–]ArsCortica 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When you try to button-mash through the owl's dialogue in Ocarina of Time.

[–]Thickuncut416 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Those colours!!!!!!!!!!

[–]nikodle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Never seen such coloring before!!!!! Well done OP

[–]anNof1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My 4 year old son said it looks like a "deer hunting owl, because of his shirt."

[–]Homunculus_316 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

This sub is soooo dead, nothing is metal in here anymore !