This is a spotted eagle owl(Bubo africanus) who is a very successful nocturnal carnivore feeding on mostly mice and insects.It has classic distinct yellow eyes.This one was sitting on the road and flew onto a tree and stayed still for long enough for a couple shots in the pitch dark near Singita,South Africa.
Canon 7d and canon 500mm lens and built in flash f /4.0 1/250s iso 3200
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