Barred Owl With Prey - Massachusetts
This barred owl was resting in a tree when he spotted movement in the leaves. In a split second, the owl's body collided audibly with the ground, and he just as quickly returned to his perch with a fresh vole. He eventually flew to the nest to give his catch to his mate, who was sitting on eggs. When photographing wildlife I generally try to avoid the gore that accompanies a predator hunting, but this was an irresistible shot!