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an owl peering out from a tree in Northumberland, United Kingdom
September 24, 2014

Hollow Greeting

An owl peers from a tree hollow in Northumberland, United Kingdom. After unlucky weather derailed a trip to see puffins on the Farne Islands, Your Shot member Karthik Vilwanathan drove with a friend around a nearby woodland area, hoping to see birds of prey. “This time we were lucky,” he writes. “I saw this little owl pop its head out a few times from the tree, so I waited patiently, and 20 minutes later I captured this image.”

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Photograph by Karthik Vilwanathan, National Geographic Your Shot
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