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Burrowing Owls
Athene cunicularia


Cape Coral, FL, USA




Stories are happening all around us, all the time, because we, humans, are affecting wildlife and natural systems all the time, no matter where we live. A raptor flying with wind turbines in the background; a brilliantly colored migrating songbird’s body at the foot of the glass window that killed it; a burrowing owl habitat cleared for construction; a road built over a critical salamander migration route. This photo shows small, long-legged burrowing owls that are found in open landscapes across North America. Unlike other owls, they live in burrows in the ground and are primarily active during the day.

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Melissa Groo
Wildlife conservation photographer, writer, educator, and wildlife warrior.
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