While exploring the dry South African countryside, I came across this beautiful Spotted Eagle Owl. It watched me with beady eyes! I thought it was being incredibly obliging, allowing me to snap away at such a close distance…until it dive bombed my walking companion, the jack russel dog! I suspect it must be nesting nearby! We left it in peace!
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