Enjoy these beautiful photographs from Cindy Knoke!
A burrowing owl,
at his Salton Sea home in California.
He stayed out for his modeling shoot,
and didn’t fly off or run into his burrow.
He was definitely ready for his close-ups!
Burrowing owls (athene cunicularia hypugaea) are a California species of special concern and are listed as endangered in Canada and threatened in Mexico due to excessive development and habitat loss.
This is his Salton Sea home.
Cheers to you from Southern California’s sociable burrowing owl~