While following the sounds of a waterfall, this beautiful creature caught my eye. I was so surprised, all I could do was dance in place, trying not to squeal like a little girl! I started shooting away until I realized my settings were all set for a waterfall and not an owl sitting on a branch, looking annoyed with me! Fumbling around with my camera, while jumping up and down, I managed to get this half-way decent shot… and of course, the memories of this moment will always be crystal clear. ;)
Anyone know what kind of owl this is?
This was taken in the Siuslaw National Forest, Oregon, USA.