Photo-Art by Neil de Boer

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

The beautiful Barn Owl. Another shot taken at Mountsberg Raptor Centre. As you can see we had a Hoot!!

Taken at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre where many of these birds have permanent injuries which have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild. Often, these injuries are caused by human activity. Now they live at the centre and provide visitors a chance to experience them up close and learn how we can reduce our negative impact on them.



7 responses

  1. Such a ghostly face. Hauntingly deep black eyes.

    March 4, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    • It’s interesting that the barn owl doesn’t have the yellow eyes that other owls have.

      March 4, 2014 at 10:37 pm

  2. Excellent portraits, perfectly done!

    March 5, 2014 at 1:06 am

  3. We made a trip to the centre yesterday and the Barn Owl was not in his cage, but with his handlers. Glad to have this photo here!

    June 16, 2014 at 6:56 am

    • Glad to hear you made it out. A few of us actually booked a photo session with the handlers so we could get these great shots.

      June 16, 2014 at 7:44 am

      • Yes, as soon as I saw the set up there, I figured that’s what you must have done.

        I was particularly taken by the size of the Golden Eagle. Quite a presence!

        June 16, 2014 at 7:46 am

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