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Short-eared Owl Photo

This is quite simply my favorite photo that I've ever taken.  I was cruising the Fort Pierre National Grasslands near sunset, was about to quit for the day, when I decided to take one more side-road.  After 1 mile, there were 4 short-eared owls sitting in the grass alongside the road.  Three of them were shy and flew off immediately.  This guy, however, was extremely curious.  I stopped the car and grabbed several shots as he circled me, staring at me the whole time.  It was quite a thrill to see one so close.  Taken with Canon 300D, 400 5.6L lens.

This photo was a Canon contest winner, another reason I'm quite fond of it!! That's how I won a Canon 20D DSLR!!

Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus

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