May 14, 2014

Tree Pose

Photograph by Mohn Khorshid

"A short-eared owl is in stretching and relaxing mode in a Kuwait natural reserve," says Mohn Khorshid, who submitted this photo to the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The picture was featured in the Spontaneous Moments gallery compiled by our editors.

This photo was submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.


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77 comments
Ed Rush
Ed Rush

Superb shot of this iconic Owl species.

Cheri Tory
Cheri Tory

I often come back to this photo, the little owl is so engaging, almost performing for the photographer.

How lucky and skilful to have captured this thrilling moment.

Isabel Wall
Isabel Wall

I've never seen an owl from that perspective...beautiful!!

Isabel Wall
Isabel Wall

I've never seen an owl from that perspective.

Ahmed Salem Ragab
Ahmed Salem Ragab

كفووووووو تستاهل والله العالميه وزياده يالحبيب

Nancy Leigh
Nancy Leigh

Amazing photograph! Nature is so beautiful and you captured a spectacular moment. The shape, colors and texture of the owl are gorgeous, but to capture the one open eye (and so sharp) just brings the whole image to a higher level. The background so clean with the same shades of the owl and the branch….perfection! 

peter L
peter L

so nice ,amazing shot

Ruth Aguiar
Ruth Aguiar

Excellent shot. It looks like a tiny owl, by the way.

Janice H.
Janice H.

So beautiful, cute and amazing!!        Lovely color and terrific textures make for a marvelous photo.  

Donna Pezzulli
Donna Pezzulli

It took me a few minutes and a little contortion but I finally got it!  Great timing!!

Julia V.
Julia V.

Ooooh so adorable! Perfect focus and all too!

Luca Brozzi
Luca Brozzi

Change "Photo of the day" in "Awesomeness of the day", seriously, this is a pleasure to watch every day.

Cheri Tory
Cheri Tory

What a great artistic eye to have firstly seen this little owl and then to have been quick

enough to capture this exquisite moment of beauty and comedy.  A truly fabulous photo.

Jan Eberts
Jan Eberts

I live on our family's farm, and am surrounded by woods.  I have owls talking close by every night.  They are amazing birds.  I love this photo!  So much character!

Leyla R.
Leyla R.

Absolutely stunning capture

T. RAYMER
T. RAYMER

~beautiful wise one of grace~

Mohd Khorshid
Mohd Khorshid

thanks to national geographic for choosing my picture for this day :)))))))

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