Long-eared Owl VII
This is my definition of a tree hugger. I went back to visit our local Long-eared Owls yesterday and found this one in their normal elongated camouflage posture directly against the trunk of the tree.
Long-eared owls will often roost in this elongated position, which makes them look like part of a branch. It is a very successful tactic which makes them difficult to find.
Shoot Date: March 4, 2017
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter priority ¹⁄₄₀₀ sec at f/7.1 0 EV
Lens: TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011 @ 600 mm