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TRAVELERS
Guess who I met on the way to the supermarket ......
A Grizzly Day
BIRD LOVER
Grumpy momma
PEOPLE
Misery
autoportrait
Camouflage
An old root sticks out of a sand dune
thoghtful angel
I'm a Hoot, Guarding My Catch
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my love story
Reverence to the Sun
Commercial Street in Provincetown During Off Season
hello autumn
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The Canal of sundorbon
taste of life
Old Mill Buildings along the Neponset River
purity
Bleeding in the Blur
17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
I'm a Hoot, Guarding My Catch

I was mountain biking at the Sherman Branch Trails outside of Charlotte, NC when this owl flew right by my face with a little black mice in his talon. He perched on the tree real close to me and just stared at me as if to say, "It's mine, you can't have it". I was trying to get my phone out of my jersey pocket without him flying away and had no idea what I had captured until I got back to my car. It was a magical moment!

TAGS: North Carolina, Owl

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States of America
Member since 2019
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© Caroline Smith.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 10.2019
Filed Under: Mobile
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 11, 2019, 11:52 a.m.
Camera Make: samsung
Camera Model: SM-G960U
Focal Length: 4.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f2.4
ISO: ISO320
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PHOTO LOCATION Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America