Owls

Owls are among my favorite birds. That is because of their behavior and their beautiful eyes. In the past years I have taken many pictures. I’m sharing photos with the species and where the photo was taken under the photo.

Unfortunately many people like owls and feel they want them as pets. As far as I am concerned, owls, like many other animals, are no pets. You have not love for themwhen you lock them up in your house. Many end up in a shelter or are released without being able to take care of themselves. That is not animal love, but animal abuse. People only think about themselves and not about the animal.

Owls …

 

Oehoe - Eurasian eagle owl (NaturZoo Rheine)

Oehoe – Eurasian eagle owl (NaturZoo Rheine)

 

 

Laplanduil - Great grey owl (NaturZoo Rheine)

Laplanduil – Great grey owl (NaturZoo Rheine)

 

 

Bengaalse oehoe - Indian eagle-owl (ZOO Antwerpen)

Bengaalse oehoe – Indian eagle-owl (ZOO Antwerpen)

 

 

Sneeuwuil - Snowy owl (ZOO Antwerpen)

Sneeuwuil – Snowy owl (ZOO Antwerpen)

 

You can see me and my photography friend Evi in the eyes of this owl. Funny 🙂

Verreaux' oehoe - Verreaux's eagle-owl (ZOO Antwerpen)

Verreaux’ oehoe – Verreaux’s eagle-owl (ZOO Antwerpen)

 

This owl had just taken a bath, hence the wild hair (feathers).

Sneeuwuil - Snowy owl (ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen)

Sneeuwuil – Snowy owl (ZOOM Erlebniswelt Gelsenkirchen)

 

This young snow owl was the perfect model. I have photographed it in all possible positions and expressions. What a nice animal!
Jonge sneeuwuil - Young snowy owl (Ouwehand Dierenpark Rhenen)

Jonge sneeuwuil – Young snowy owl (Ouwehand Dierenpark Rhenen)

 

 

Jonge sneeuwuil - Young snowy owl (Ouwehand Dierenpark Rhenen)

Jonge sneeuwuil – Young snowy owl (Ouwehand Dierenpark Rhenen)

 

 

Verreaux' oehoe - Verreaux's eagle-owl (ZOO Antwerpen)

Verreaux’ oehoe – Verreaux’s eagle-owl (ZOO Antwerpen)

 

 

4 Responses

  1. martha velazquez says:

    Wonderful pics Anja! And I totally agree, owls and all other wild creatures, should not be pets.

  2. Leo Lawver says:

    Superb job on the Owls Anja! I understand these are not pets as well. Sure that means we see them far less often than we might like to, but maybe this gives us pause to notice our surroundings more – but it surely makes your work all the more Special as well. Thanks again.

    Somehow the Great Grey rises to the top of this set)

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