Photo of the day

From the Telegraph’s animal photos of the week.  Is it just me, or is that the most human-looking expression you’ve seen on an owl:

A cute owl can barely hide the excitement in its eyes as it hunts for food from a tree branch. The Tengmalm's Owl - typically nocturnal and unsociable - is a rare sight because they usually avoid any human contact. However, this one's piercing yellow eyes were unperturbed by photographer Eugenijus Kavaliauskas' presence nearby. Sitting within 15 yards of the tree, experienced bird photographer Eugenijus told how it was an 'unusual stroke of luck' to see an owl of this kind so close. The 55 year old said: 'It was perched on a tree branch and was hunting smaller migrating birds.

A Tengmalm’s owl hunts for food from a perch in a tree in Silute, LithuaniaPicture: Eugenijus Kavaliauskas/Solent News

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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