The barn owl is the most widely distributed species of owl and one of the most widespread of all birds. They are found almost everywhere in the world. No north / south pole, or desert. Other than that somewhere around you is a Barn Owl.
The Barn Owl hunts small animals on the ground which means they are silent in the air and fly very low. Most people don’t know, but Owls usually only fly short distances and very low.
We have taken numerous photographs of different owls, but the one hanging on my wall is of a Barn Owl (OK in fairness I have a few Owls hanging). They always take a great photograph.
Photographed at the Avian Conservation Center, Awendaw, South Carolina.