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Two Great Horned Owlets on the edge of their nest finding it very hard to stay awake in the warmth of the afternoon sun.
Photographed on the outskirts of Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada.

Canon 20D
1/500sec f8 ISO 200
500mm lens + 1.4x converter


bird of prey, british columbia, great horned owls, hoot owl, nest, owlet

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous and adorable capture. Great find and catch.

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments Bunny!

    – Martin Smart

  • Jay Ryser
    Jay Ryserover 4 years ago

    That’s quite an open maw – great capture

  • Thanks very much Jay!

    – Martin Smart

  • Gary Fairhead
    Gary Fairheadover 4 years ago

    A wink and a yawn..very nice :-)

  • Thanks very much Gary!

    – Martin Smart

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 4 years ago

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen an owl (or any bird?) yawn !…Wonderful capture of these two sleepyheads Martin..!!!

  • Thank you so much Meg, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Great capture Martin

  • Thanks very much Michael!

    – Martin Smart

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaover 4 years ago

    Oooo Martin, so cute, beautiful shot! I have yawning baby owls shot too, they are lovely to watch.

  • Very much appreciate your comments Gouzelka, thank you!

    – Martin Smart

  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 4 years ago


  • Many thanks Davo!

    – Martin Smart

  • maxy
    maxyover 4 years ago

    Incredible detail on these owls!!! Great eyes to see them – they can hide so well!!! Beautifully captured! xx

  • Thank you so much for your kind comments Maxy!

    – Martin Smart

  • Victoria Jostes
    Victoria Jostesover 4 years ago

    ooohhh, martin, these are two cuties!! marvelous capture, my friend!!!

  • Thank you for your kind comments and support Victoria, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Sherry Lynn Crawford
    Sherry Lynn Cr...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you so much Sherry!

    – Martin Smart

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