Burrowing Owl Butt Shot!

Let’s face it some butt shots aren’t very pretty but some can be awfully darned cute!

Butt Shot!Butt Shot! – Nikon D200, f7.1, 1/640, ISO 250, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

I’ve never been able to think of a great caption for this Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) image, if anyone has an idea for one, please leave it in your comment.

The juvenile had been preening and gave this wonderful pose, oh how I wish it had been facing me! Even though I didn’t have eye contact from the owl I simply couldn’t delete this file, it is too funny.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and photographing birds. My approach is to photograph the birds without disturbing their natural behavior. I don't bait, use set ups or call them in. I use Nikon gear and has multiple camera bodies and lenses.


  1. Birds proved the BEST butt shots–even chickens!!

  2. Great shot! Looks like a shiver ran up his spine … adorable.

  3. That is a cute shot! How lucky you are to see these adorable owls so often!!

  4. Fun Shot… Can’t think of anything witty as a caption tho. I think it speaks for itself.

  5. Love the shot, looks like he/she demonstrating a yoga move

  6. “And this, children, is the letter ‘T'”, we use this shape when we wish to disguise ourselves as a tree.”

    I love the symmetry. Awesome shot Mia.

  7. Fun shot. Reminds me of how the albatross in The Rescuers used to prepare before trying to take off :-)

  8. Ahh the butts. Least we forget that they too are a part of nature. This, by the way, is truly a fantastic butt shot. Carol

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