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An owl swoops in for a meal

January 3, 2024

Nighttime photo of a white barn owl descending with its claws extended

Photo by Vince Burton

British wildlife photographer Vince Burton has spent more than six years photographing local barn owls at night while they are out hunting. As his knowledge of the owls has grown, he's been able to capture images marked by intense intimacy, like this one of an owl in a field of grain closing in on its prey.