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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

100 views as of 04/13/2013

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“The Birds”
“Breathtaking Wild Animals & Plants”
“Color Me A Rainbow”
“Amazing Wildlife”
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bird, predator, owl spotted eagle, wild, night, nocturnal, singita, africa

I am an amateur photographer and mostly photograph wildlife and have a special love for WILD big cats and birds.I am self taught and have never attended a course in photography.I exclusively photograph animals in the WILD which is always challenging! I use only canon equipment and now have 7d , t3i,and power shot 40 sx hs camera`s and use canon 28-135 mm,70-200mm f 2.8 ,100-400mm f 5.6,and 500mm f/4 lenses.

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  • TheaDaams
    TheaDaamsover 1 year ago

    Those eyes…. lovely!

  • Many thanks,Thea :)

    – jozi1

  • icesrun
    icesrunover 1 year ago

    It has a look that makes me think of an Eagle, eyes? It is a beautiful bird!

  • Yes thanks,Ciana,on the one night drive saw 4 of them :)

    – jozi1

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodover 1 year ago

    Congratulations on having your image selected for featuring in the group “The Birds”

  • Many thanks,Wayne for the feature :)

    – jozi1

  • Jacqueline van Zetten
    Jacqueline van...over 1 year ago

    The eyes pierce right through you! Wonderful shot! Congratulations on your feature! Jackie:)

  • Many thanks,Jackie for the wonderful comments :)

    – jozi1

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago

  • My pleasure,Maggie :)

    – jozi1

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thanks,Larry :)

    – jozi1

  • Michael  Moss
    Michael Mossover 1 year ago

    Well done!

  • Thanks,Mike :)

    – jozi1

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Nice work Tony.

  • Many thanks,Steve :)

    – jozi1

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 1 year ago


    Awesome capture Tony!

  • Many thanks,Maggie :)

    – jozi1

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 1 year ago


    2013/03/23
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  • Many thanks,Qnita for the feature :)

    – jozi1

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