Going Underground?

Today’s post features a shot I captured while kayaking the creek at Amarugia Highlands CA (Missouri) a few years ago. As I paddled the creek, I saw this Barred Owl as it feasted on some morsel for breakfast.

Just recently, when I edited a lot of older images, I found that the prey looks to be a mole … guess the owl caught him before the mole returned to his burrow:

Barred Owl with prey (mole?)

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 3 body
  • Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC
  • Handheld from kayak, with IS “On”
  • ISO 800
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter Speed 1/160 sec.



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Posted in 2011, 2021, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography, Photography from a kayak.
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