This wide-eyed long eared owl was definitely focused on the photographer.
My last two attempts to visit with these guys had not gone so well. The first time I only saw one and it just didn’t want to make itself available for pics. The last time, I saw none at all. Looking for something different to do this past weekend, I decided I needed to try again so I headed to the northeastern Colorado plains.
Finally, I had some success. They did not make it easy by any means. It took a half hour crawling through thick Russian olive trees to find them but, once I did, it was worth it. I spent the next hour with five of them and while I never got any truly clear views of them, they did give me some decent captures. This particular one seemed a bit surprised to have been discovered. 😉