What big eyes you have!

By: itchierfeet

Mar 21 2013

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Category: Animals, Birds, Namibia, Portrait

3 Comments

Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:200mm
ISO:125
Shutter:1/59 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Those eyes. All the better to see you with. When it looked down at me, it felt like it could see right through me.  Right to my soul.

Sitting amongst the Acacia trees in Sossusvlei, two Spotted Eagle Owls (Bubo africanus), residents of the Namib-Naukluft National Park, watched us from their perch.  These owls stand to an impressive half a metre and have a wing span of up to 1.5 metres.  Needless to say, I had no problem finding them with my camera lens.

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3 comments on “What big eyes you have!”

  1. Here’s looking at you kid! (Sorry couldn’t resist) fabulous photos again my friend. Green with envy. Xxx

  2. […] Namib-Naukluft desert also supports an array of wildlife.  From small dune beetles and lizards to Oryx and Ostrich and this owl. […]


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