c_losc A Brown Bat and it's reflection just after a quick drink in a pond. 17h

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c_losc A Northern Pygmy Owl hunts from this perch in the mountains of Northern Utah. Pygmy Owls are fierce predators and will often take prey that is larger than they are. Feeding primarily on birds and mountain rodents, you can see this one has some leftovers on his beak. 2d

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c_losc Sometimes it's nice to be able to share with you all a picture of the most picturesque places I often go to photograph birds. This is Snow Canyon in Southern Utah, perhaps one of Utah's most beautiful places. Filled with all kinds of wild things and the most breathtaking views. This image is almost straight out of camera, very little had to be done as nature did the rest. Enjoy your Sunday everyone. 3d
  •   after_the_light That's a gorgeuos location. 3d
  •   m1chael_sm Beautiful picture, Carlos! Please check your PM inbox here. 3d
  •   findmeonthemountain Love this! It's fun to hang out at this place when we visit family in St. George 2d
  •   safari_guy I am sure there is a bird in there somewhere... :-) @c_losc 5h

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c_losc Canyon Wren singing in Southern Utah. 4d

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c_losc A male Gambel's Quail calls from the highest point of a pile of branches in Southern Utah. Their calls are very soothing and just before her eggs hatch, the female Gambel’s Quail calls to the chicks, who cheep to each other from inside the eggs. The eggs hatch in synchrony, with the chicks cutting a neat door in the egg from which to exit. 5d

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c_losc A Mute Swan poses for a moment in a pond near Bath, England. Native to Europe Mute Swans are often the subjects of fairy tales and their elegant nature makes them so fun to photograph. Happy to have photographed such a beautiful one while in Europe. 7d

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c_losc Just after the warm light from the sunset had passed I managed to capture a few short videos to share of this male Burrowing Owl hunting from a perch. Hope you enjoy how beautiful and incredibly awesome they are. 1w

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c_losc Golden hour with a great subject like an actively hunting Burrowing Owl is a rare opportunity. A case of right place right time and a lot of luck made this happen. 1w

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c_losc A Great Crested Grebe just after a dive in search for food. Photographed in London's Hyde Park at the pond at Kensington Gardens. 1w

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c_losc A close up of the vibrant colors of a Common Moorhen while it does a little preening. This was photographed in London's Hyde Park. 1w

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c_losc One of two Great Horned Owlets calling this Saguaro Cactus home. I love baby birds and owlets have to be at the very top of my list of favorite living things to photograph. Great Horned Owls along with Golden Eagles are very early nesters. Usually on eggs by February or so. I hope you all enjoy this image, it was tough noon light to photograph in but it was a dream come true of a sight. Happy Weekend everyone! 2w

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c_losc Portrait of an American Kestrel. 2w

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c_losc A Baby Red-tailed Hawk enjoys the warm desert sun from one of the most beautiful nests I have seen. Saguaro Cactuses make for excellent nest sites in the desert. At only a couple weeks old this chick still depends on parents for everything and is pretty much helpless. The desert is full of new life and at every turn you can find the strongest of the strong, surviving unbelievable heat, unimaginable challenges and constant danger. 2w

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c_losc When a Mexican Jay decides it wants your perch it doesn't ask or slowly approach, instead a forceful shove will do. This Acorn Woodpecker had no chance against the big bully of this forest. 2w

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c_losc Stopping briefly to scan the area, this American Kestrel is on the hunt for a meal. Anything from a snake to a bird will do for this small but fierce falcon. This time of the year they are feeding young and spend the majority of the day bringing food to the nest. 2w

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c_losc Who is good with hummingbird identification??? I photographed this hummer in Utah. 3w

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c_losc The San Pedro Volcano from Panajachel on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. 1mon

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c_losc Sunrise on the beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The view from Panajachel is perfect and the volcanoes at sunrise are so beautiful. #hurrypackyourbagsandgotoguatemala 1mon

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c_losc As much as I tried in Guatemala I could not find this Northern Pygmy Owl's cousin, the Guatemalan Pygmy Owl. Here in Utah the Pygmy Owls have paired up for the season and have moved up in elevation to begin the breeding season. The single life has come to an end and the workload has increased 10 fold for these owls. 1mon

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c_losc This Mexican Grackle was my wake up call on many mornings in Guatemala. While at first it was annoying to be woken up at 5am I grew used to it and now miss it's large repertoire of calls and songs. In Mexico it is known as the Zanate and a legend exists which says it has seven distinct songs which it stole from a wise sea turtle during the creation. The songs are the 7 passions of life: Love, Hate, Fear, Courage, Joy, Sadness and Anger. I miss my feathered friend's songs and I miss the people of Guatemala. 1mon

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