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Resting elephant seals
Gentoo chick help his parent with nest maintance
Dawn at Fisherman's Wharf
Urban Heron Looking for Food
Swaying Trees on the Beach
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First Day Out of the Nest
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Beautiful November Supermoon
Birds of a Feather
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First Day Out of the Nest

As I was hiking the North Country Trail in the Manistee National Forest near Irons, Michigan, this baby Barred Owl landed right near the pathway. He was covered in white down feathers, and his large mother was watching with a protective stance in a nearby tree. The baby watched me with curious eyes, and I was thrilled to capture the one moment of his life when he still possessed the innocence to not be afraid of a human in the quiet forest.

TAGS: Hiking, Michigan

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Ludington, Michigan, United States of America
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© Suzanne Danyluk.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Irons, Michigan, United States of America