September 11, 2012

Ural Owls, Estonia

Photograph by Sven Začek

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She looks sweet grooming her chick, but don't mess with mom's nest: Ural owls are aggressively territorial. "I've made an 'agreement' with the females that the price to band and measure one nestling is six hard punches on the head," says Finnish ornithologist Pertti Saurola.

See more pictures from the June 2012 feature story "A Love Affair With the Ural Owl."


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