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Hypnoteyes - Barn Owl Who could resist eyes like these? ;) Barn Owl,Tyto alba,birds,kerkui,owl,portrait,vogel Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Hypnoteyes - Barn Owl

Who could resist eyes like these? ;)

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  1. WOOW !!! Posted 9 years ago
  2. Absolutely wonderful exposure, colors, feather detail, background . . . I like everything about it! Posted 9 years ago
  3. Great owl portrait! Posted 9 years ago
  4. I love them eyes, and your photo. As Tom says (and he knows) it is marvelous in both composition and soft yet intense colour palette. Amazing shot! Posted 9 years ago
  5. Today's Facebook post:

    We’re beginning a series highlighting some of the most fantastic body parts belonging to wildlife. Today, we are focusing on exceptional ears! Over the next week, we’ll also be featuring creatures with unique eyes, noses, mouths, feet, and ‘other’. Stay tuned! #JungleDragon

    The barn owl (Tito alba) has incredible hearing. You can’t actually see its ears, but its ear openings are located just behind its eyes. The feathers framing its heart-shaped face form a disc that traps and directs sound toward the owl’s ear openings. To further benefit their hearing, their ears are asymmetrical! One ear sits low, while the other sits high, which helps them triangulate the sound and pinpoint their prey. This is very awesome, but there’s more…They also have bony cups surrounding their ear openings, which further funnel the sound. And, they can rapidly turn their heads 270 degrees towards a sound without having to worry about rupturing an artery or breaking their necks. It’s safe to say that these owls are not only visually stunning, but that they possess some amazing auditory adaptations! {Spotted in the Netherlands by Roeselien Raimond}#Barnowl #Titoalba

    Posted one year ago

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The barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as the common barn owl, to distinguish it from other species in its family, Tytonidae, which forms one of the two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls . The barn owl is found almost everywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north of the Himalayas, most of Indonesia, and some Pacific islands.

Similar species: Owls
Species identified by Roeselien Raimond
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By Roeselien Raimond

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Uploaded Oct 7, 2012. Captured Dec 12, 2009 14:58.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 300mm