My dad, brother, and I were photographing Great Grey Owls when we spotted this Owlet sitting on the ground. He had been practicing his branching and had evidently decided it was time for a rest. Perched on a small stump, he posed for us for quite a while. I laid down on my stomach to get the foreground grass out of focus and I’m quite happy with how it turned out.
This owl was NOT baited, lured, or manipulated in any way!