September 24, 2013

Owl, Florida

Photograph by Barbara Motter, Your Shot

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Having never seen a sleeping owl, Barbara Motter was surprised to find delicate feathers covering the eyelid of a resting resident of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife Preserve in western Florida. "It's a wonderful nature preserve that houses a variety of owls," says Motter, a member of National Geographic's Your Shot photo community. "Because they are nocturnal, the owls are usually asleep during the day, and visitors just pass by the enclosure with little more than a glance. What treasures we find when we take the time to look closely at nature."

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49 comments
Roel Snijders
Roel Snijders

Nice shot. Do you also have it in 1600 x 1200?

Anna Veitch
Anna Veitch

Very tranquil. 

It pays off when you slow down and take in your surroundings, there is so much out there that we don't see


Margarita Otero
Margarita Otero

Oh my goodness! this is absolutely beautiiiiifuuuuul!

C. Hamada
C. Hamada

Sleeping owl!  Wow,I didn't know that her eyelids are so gorgeously covered by the feathers!

Very nice job to show that to us!!

Sharane Elliott
Sharane Elliott

I've been a member of National Geographic Society since 1981 ;-)

Sandip Dey
Sandip Dey

The sleeping owl ! That's most important :)

M. Gianni
M. Gianni

I will upload some of mine, they're my friends, I usually talk to them, owls are sympathetic.

I leave this beautiful video. I find     ..........http://youtu.be/_wGyyNUcfEU

M. Gianni
M. Gianni

wow , bellisima. amo los buhos. 

Kerri Kane
Kerri Kane

Will have to visit this park, would love to see the owls!

Leyla R.
Leyla R.

Brilliant image in beautiful details... 

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Inception: within the outermost layer of feathers there is another layer, then another, then another.

I wonder if owls can have dreams inside dreams.

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