The many faces of a Northern Pygmy-Owl


I have been focusing more on my photography of late as birding has been pretty darn slow here. I was happy to get some nice Northern Pygmy-Owl shots recently.

To be in the presence of these tiny, cute and ferocious guys are always a treat!. I watched him hunt and pounce and devour a vole. He ate the brains and left the carcass by the wayside. You gotta love these little vicious puffballs. 

Here is a close up series of the many faces of a Northern Pygmy-Owl. These guys give a new meaning to "having eyes on the back of the head."

Northern Pygmy-Owl are great fun to see! - Photos: Melissa Hafting

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  1. These are absolutely stunning photos of the Pygmy owl! Great shots!

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  2. Excellent series! Some of your best work IMO and some of the best shots of this species which I've ever seen!

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  3. Amazing shots Mel. I particularly like the DOF and composition ( right at eye level)

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    1. thanks so much my friend! these are the best pygmy-owl shots i ever got. sure was lucky that it sat at eye level they usually sit quite high.

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  4. What kind of camera and lens do you have?

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    1. Hi Timo i use a 100-400mm II Canon Lens and a canon 7D mark ii camera

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  5. These are such great images of such a beautiful owl!

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