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25 Gorgeous Photos Of Owls

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Owls are without a doubt one of the most stunning bird species.  Because of their incredibly deep and piercing eyes and somewhat haunting appearance, many myths and folktales revolve around them. The same goes for photography – owls are amazing models due to their dramatic looks.
Photographing wildlife, in general, requires a lot of patience, observation skills and to be ready to shoot the action when it happens. Indeed, photographing any animal is nothing less than photographing portraits of humans. So when thinking about a portrait of your slithery or furry friend, it is always the eyes that need to be in sharp focus and make sure you get “up, close and personal” where it is possible (avoid any dangerous situations) for some compelling portraits.
Close portraits of animals can be really intriguing or impactful and can also make way for any distractions to disappear. It also defines the features of the animal so well!
If you are looking to learn more about portraiture then take a look at our Light Stalking Portrait Photography page. This page brings together every portrait photography tutorial and tip on the site (and several other sites) that we think will round out your skills as a portrait photographer.
But without further ado, check out the following 25 stunning images of owls if you like these mysterious big birds!

Photo by James Lee
Photo by Richard Lee
Photo by Sean McGee
Photo by Harm Weustink
Photo by Zdenek Machacek
Photo by Francesco De Tommaso
Photo by Doug Swinson
Photo by Jon Del Rivero
Photo by Tom Rogers
Photo by Lalo
Photo by Joe Green
Photo by Frida Bredesen
Photo by Cliff Johnson
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Photo by Emile Guillemot
Photo by Henry Dinardo
Photo by Fotografierende
Photo by Alex Makarov
Photo by Filipe Resmini
Photo by Hank Mohabier
Photo by Richard Lee
Photo by Photostockeditor
Photo by Quentin Dr
Photo by Sheri Hooley
Photo by Herry Sutanto
Photo by Kevin Noble

In case you want to learn more about taking photos of animals, feel free to check out the following links!

Further Resources:

  1. Finding And Photographing The Magnificent Snowy Owl
  2. Avoid These Common Mistakes When Photographing Wild Animals
  3. Bite Size Tips: 5 Tips For A Compelling Pet Photo
  4. 10 Tips For Improving Your Wildlife Photography
  5. 9 Places Around The World To Immerse Yourself In Wildlife Photography
  6. Top 10 Pet Photography Tips And Techniques

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We hope you've enjoyed this gallery, while it might not be immediately obvious, taking photos of our animal friends isn't that different from taking great portraits of our human friends.
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About the author


Jasenka is a passionate photographer with a background in design. You can find out more about her on her website, see some of her stock images at Shutterstock or get to know her better here.

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