You never know when a photo-op will present itself so you better have a camera on hand at all times. I took this photograph near the Dutch Fork Tennis Center in Irmo, South Carolina.
An opportunistic predator, the Barred Owl feeds on mice, rats, squirrels, and shrews of other species. It hunts by waiting on a high perch at night, or flying through the woods and swooping down on prey. A Barred Owl can sometimes be seen hunting before dark. This typically occurs during the nesting season or on dark and cloudy days.
I’m no professional photographer, but this majectic bird of prey allowed me to get close enough to snap this shot. To see this photo and my illustrations of the world’s top tennis players go to my profile page at Fine Art America. http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/4-steven-white.html
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