Look at how beautiful he is. Even more amazing in person. I have photographed him before, though not for at least a year. He has changed in that time.
This Owl is in a breeding program at the Avian Conservancy (Birds Of Prey) in Charleston, South Carolina. One of the largest raptor medical and research centers in the US.
This Wood Owl is now a star in their educational effort.
Since the last time I went to a center photography session he has become very calm around people, and especially children.
His handler let parents take photos of their children standing beside the Owl. The little guy handled like a pro. He even travels to educational events now.
This is a success story in teaching people first hand on wildlife. I did notice he does not fly lose though.