No series of Owl photographs could be complete without the Great Horned Owl. The largest owl in the US, however the Great Grey and Eurasian Eagle Owl are actually larger.
He was not bored, birds will yawn when nervous.
The feathers around his face that make up the fierce looking circle really direct sound to the ears and is one of the reasons owls can hunt at night. An owl in a completely black room can still catch a mouse.
The photograph above is a common pose. This site has numerous pages of owl portraits and you will see this position often. That’s because most owls cannot see very well closeup. At a distance, wow. If you ever see an owl bobbing their head up and down when staring at something it’s because they are trying to focus.