January 3, 2014

Knot an Owl

Photograph by Mauro Mozzarelli, National Geographic Your Shot

A camouflaged gray owl protects its nest in this Your Shot picture chosen for the Daily Dozen roundup of editors' favorites.

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90 comments
Giampiero Maffulli
Giampiero Maffulli

Si vede che io ed NGM non andiamo d'accordo in questi mesi...meglio tardi che mai! all my best carissimo MAURO!

Elena P.
Elena P.

thank u so much for this pic. made my day as i try to beat the winter blues. 

Elena P.
Elena P.

Thank you for pic. made my day. 

Joseph Mitchell
Joseph Mitchell

Natures mastery of camouflage.  What wonderment it evokes!

Madhu Sankaranarayanan
Madhu Sankaranarayanan

Inside barks 

Working Brain

The drooping eyes but may

Have targetted the next prey !!

Mauro Mozzarelli
Mauro Mozzarelli

I want to thank you all for the very kind words.

The picture was taken in Martinselkosen, in Finland (close to the Russian border).

Mauro

Chudamani Akavaram
Chudamani Akavaram

"Night vision " hidden in the burrow of a tree is artfully captured by the photographer.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Nature, life's superior camouflage!        Amazing how wise the animals are, like this owl.       Wonderful photograph.

Carol Manka
Carol Manka

Amazing photograph especially with the owl looking steadily at the camera without trying to fly away!

Mike H.
Mike H.

Wish I had a pet owl! (O,O) hoot*hoot*

A. Garcia
A. Garcia

Beautiful composition subject and bokeh!

Lola Rosique
Lola Rosique

Maravillosa foto, me encantan estas aves. Pero me pregunto ¿como consiguió el fotógrafo captar la imagen?   

Paloma Gil
Paloma Gil

Es una foto preciosa. El búho está magnífico

Myriam Amara
Myriam Amara

On dirait bien que c'est un dessin sur le tronc d'arbre...quel camouflage 

berna hubert
berna hubert

Mon père se définissait toujours comme une chouette, Il est malheureusement décédé ce matin le jour ou le national diffuse cette photo....

Merci pour le clin d'oeil!!!

berna hubert
berna hubert

Mon père se définissait toujours comme une chouette, Il est malheureusement décédé ce matin le jour ou le national diffuse cette photo....

Merci pour le clin d'oeil!!!

vincent courtemanche
vincent courtemanche

This is a really great picture. For my taste only: it's one of my favorite among every pic ever taken.

PAULA R.
PAULA R.

Wonderful!   Where was this taken?

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