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May 29th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Eastern Screech-Owl, Otis Asio, Wild Texas” by Dave Welling – Rio Grande Valley

Posted By David Alexander Willis
577970027 a perfectly camouflaged wild eastern screech-owl otis asio perches in a dead mesquite tree on a private ranch in the rio grande valley of south texas - the eastern screech-owl otis asio is a small to medium-sized raptor of the eastern and southeastern united states
I was photographing on a private ranch in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas for an “iron-man” wildlife photo contest (30 wildlife categories and at least 3-4 winners in each category). One of the categories involved camouflaged animals – how they use their cryptic coloration/plumage/etc to blend into their environment. The ranch owner knew … 
July 11th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Masters of Disguise’ by Graham McGeorge – Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Camouflaged Eastern screech owl hiding in a tree in Okefenokee Swamp along the state border of Georgia and Florida
I took this shot at the Okefenokee Swamp in Southern Georgia. There are three entrances to the swamp and I used the Folkston entrance, which is a National Wildlife Refuge run by US Fish and Wildlife. The swamp is a great place to go for wildlife photography and one of the nicer features to the …