It’s not too often you are lucky enough to find one of these creatures of the night out in the open. On this day a couple weeks ago though, this particular owl had not settled into its daytime hiding space just yet.
The sun was starting to come over the horizon and it was in a very visible spot at Jackson Lake State Park, Colorado. Light was a bit dim but there was enough to get some nice captures of it as it looked around.
These owls are common across all of North America and are the type of owl often depicted in storybooks. During the day they are usually sleeping but at night they come alive and hunt with amazing accuracy in the dark.