Grassland sentinels

Equipment Info
ILCE-9
539mm / f/8 / 1/500 sec. / ISO 160
State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
SF Bay Area
Town
Mountain View
Description

When I discovered that a family of burrowing owls had taken up residence on a plot of grass nearby, I hurried over to take pictures, but—thankfully, for the owls' protection—the nesting area had been sequestered with a fence. This meant I would not be able to get close. When going through the photos at home, however, I found an elusive charm in the eyes peering through the grass, with two ghostly silhouettes in the background. Standing guard by their burrow, to me these owls exuded a sentinel-like demeanor that was an even more powerful prompt to keep my distance than a caution tape fence.

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Date Added
June 12, 2020
Date Taken
June 12, 2020