Last Frame Assignment Winner Donnell Allen

Congratulations to Donnell Allen for winning the recent Last Frame Assignment with the image, “There’s Something On My Foot, Isn’t There?” This image was taken at Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Refuge, Colorado. See more of Allen’s photography at

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Winner: "There’s Something On My Foot Isn’t There?" By Donnell Allen


“Watching burrowing owls is incredibly fun,” says Allen. “Photographing them is even better. I sat in my car for over two hours watching and photographing this particular owl flying around hunting bugs and looking for the perfect abandoned prairie dog hole for him and his mate. After eating his fill of bugs, he flew in with this mud clod attached to his claws on one foot. He would drop it, pick it back up, fly it to another spot and repeat. It seemed like he was playing with a toy. This shot was one of the last I took that morning before the sun and light became too harsh. Definitely one of the most enjoyable early mornings spent photographing. These small owls have eyes that can show such unique expressions and spark a lot of laughter when sorting through hundreds of photos!”

Canon 5D Mark IV, Tamron SP 150-600 mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2, 1/2500 sec, f 7.1, ISO 500.