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WINNER of the Bird Family Challenge in the I Love Birds! Group

WINNER of the 2010 Baby Boom! Challenge in the Birds of Prey Group

2nd Place in the Baby Owls Challenge in the Amazing Wildlife Group

2nd Place the Bird of Prey Resting Challenge in the Featured For A Challenge Group

3rd Place in the Five of a kind Challenge in the Amazing Wildlife Group

3rd Place in the February Features Challenge in the Wild Nature Photography & Writing Group

Featured in “For the love of Canon” August 2009
Featured in “High Quality Animal Images” September 2009
Featured in “Just Pure Nature” September 2009
Featured in “Wild Nature Photography & Writing” February 2010
Featured in “Made By Nature” June 2010
Featured in “Most Favorites” August 2010
Featured in “The World As We See It , or as we missed it” April 2011
Featured in “The BEST of RB…Digital Art and Photography” April 2011
Featured in “Beautiful BC” April 2011
Featured in “!Inspired Art!” April 2011
Featured in “Featured For A Challenge” May 2011
Featured in “#1 Favorites” August 2012

A family of Great Horned Owls, mother and four owlets, on their nest at the top of a tree stump in Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

Canon 20D
1/100sec f8 ISO 400

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  • main1
    main1over 5 years ago

    Oh wow how cool!! I love it Martin :)) Very nice!

  • Thank you very much Marleia!

    – Martin Smart

  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...over 5 years ago

    amazing capture Martin. I would love to capture some owls. this is a truly amazing photo

  • Thanks very much for your comments Tallow, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeover 5 years ago

    Wow what a superb find. The young ones are just darling. Then add the watchful mother in the back. Better be careful.

  • Thanks so much KatsEye!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 5 years ago

    What a great find! Superb capture. WOW!

  • Thank you very much Bunny!

    – Martin Smart

  • mindarella
    mindarellaover 5 years ago

    One of my favorites Martin…So amazing..what a great great find…

  • Thank you Mindy – thought you might like this one!!

    – Martin Smart

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 5 years ago

    super shot

  • Many thanks Robert!

    – Martin Smart

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    What a precious family portrait Martin ~ Spectacular shot my friend ;) xoxox ♥

  • Thank you very much Tammy!

    – Martin Smart

  • fatdade
    fatdadeover 5 years ago

    fantastic capture martin! they look like they’re saying ’don’t come any closer!’…;-)

  • Thanks very much Paul!

    – Martin Smart

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

    OMG this is so wonderful

  • Thank you so much for your comments Kelly and for featuring this image on “For the love of Canon”! Much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonover 5 years ago

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