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.



  1. zephyr July 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Birds proved the BEST butt shots–even chickens!!

    • Mia McPherson August 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      LOL, yes, birds give great butt shots!

  2. Debbie Miller @HooootOwl July 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

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

  3. Tammy Karr July 15, 2012 at 4:57 pm

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

    • Mia McPherson July 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      I do consider myself very lucky to be able to see these owls often, thanks for your comment Tammy.

  4. Stu July 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

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

  5. Dan Huber July 15, 2012 at 2:27 pm

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

    • Mia McPherson July 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Dan, these juvies can be so very funny, thanks for your comment.

  6. Laurence Butler July 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

    “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.

    • Mia McPherson July 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      You made me laugh too Laurence! Thanks!

  7. Tami Vogel July 15, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Fun shot. Reminds me of how the albatross in The Rescuers used to prepare before trying to take off 🙂

    • Mia McPherson July 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you Tami, your comment made me giggle.

  8. Carol Mattingly July 15, 2012 at 8:26 am

    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

    • Mia McPherson July 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Thanks Carol, I think butt shots are fun!

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