It may sound like cheating, but sometimes the best way to get a photo of an adult Great-Horned Owl is through your car’s sunroof.
Sneaking up on an owl is not easy, but I knew where this one stayed. It was a male and had picked a spot from where it could keep an eye on the nest.
But eventually you get found out. And you get that weary “not again” expression.
An unnecessary supplemental flash gave this young adult a demonic look. (Now is as good a time as any to point out that owls have three eyelids. The top which blinks. A bottom lid that comes up to meet the upper halfway during sleep, and the nictitating membrane that slides from the inner corners of the eyes to keep them clean.)