Photo of the Day

December 29, 2016

Of a Feather

These pharaoh eagle-owl chicks are doing their best to send a loud and clear message to anyone approaching: Back off. A brood of two chicks is relatively common for these desert-dwelling birds, as mother owls will typically lay a clutch of two eggs. Pharaoh eagle-owls, among the smallest of eagle-owl species, are dispersed throughout North Africa and the Middle East; these chicks were spotted and photographed by Your Shot photographer Moe Murad in the Kuwait desert.

Photograph by Mohammad Murad, National Geographic Your Shot

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