03 June 2011

Pel's fishing owl

For those of you who don't know or aren't interested in owls, this might seem a pretty ordinary photo. But a sighting of Pel's fishing owl is a highlight for most bird-watchers, and although I wasn't in Malawi primarily for the birds, this sighting at Chinguni Hills, Liwonde National Park, certainly delighted me.

[31 May 2007, Canon 20D, 300 mm f4 L IS, ISO 200, 1/400 at f5.6]

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Barbara Butler McCoy said...

Gorgeous. Stunning. That 'expression' is priceless!

Zhoen said...

Very sleepy.

I would not have known what kind of owl you found, but all owls have a particular allure.

pohanginapete said...

Barbara, thanks. It certainly looks less than impressed with our presence ;^)

Zhoen, definitely. I find owls utterly captivating.