James S. Batuigas an amateur photographer of 45 years from Burnaby in Canada had been looking for a grey owl in the forest to capture on his camera. These great grey owls are the largest in the world when considered length-wise. They can reach about 84cm. These birds that can be found in the Northern Hemisphere have a white-collar that makes it easier to identify them. In May he had been looking for one in a British Columbia forest and that’s when he had come across this owl that was perfectly blending with the bark of the tree.
To Daily Mail, he had said that on that day he had planned to look for a grey owl and that he was driving through a forest looking for grey owls in the noontime as they rest at that time. While he was looking at the trees on one tree he had seen something moving. He had realized that it is an owl that’s blended with the tree bark. The look of the owl is exactly like the tree bark, and as James had said if it hadn’t turned to look at him he would have missed it.
The Owl Research Institute had written that the feather of the owls keep them warm as also the color of them helps it to blend with the environment. And also had said that it’s not the only way they can blend and that they have tricks to camouflage themselves. Also had said that there are owls that stand tall and full their feathers making them thin and hard to find. And that they raise their white feathers surrounding the bill while they try to hide. This ability of them helps to conceal themselves from prey as well as photographers.
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