16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
This is an adult female barred owl. She has recently become a mother, hence she remains alert for food all the time. On this day, a wood duckling somehow got separated from her family and came right in the territory of the owls. It didn't take long for the mama owl to notice that the duckling is an easy prey and rest is documented in the photograph.
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||Aug. 13, 2018, 3:05 p.m.