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Pal Hermansen / Northern hawk-owl (Surnia ulula) holding rodent in talons to feed to young. Telemark, Norway. May.
Vishal Jadhav / Spotted owlet (Athene brama) female looking out of nest in rocks, males appears then flies off, Maharashtra, India, January.
Pal Hermansen / Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum) in flight, holding its prey in talons, Ski, Norway. June.
Pal Hermansen / Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum) looking directly at camera as it peers out of nest hole in dead tree trunk, Viken, Norway.
Stephen Dalton / Black witch moth (Ascalapha odorata) in flight, Venezuela. This large moth has a 7 inch wingspan. Wingscales being shed during flight.
Sven Zacek / Ural owl (Strix uralensis) female watching fledgling learning to climb and balance on branch. Owlet's first day out of nest. Tartumaa County, Southern Estonia. June.
Jack Dykinga / Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) female and ten chicks aged a few weeks. Marana, Arizona, USA. May.
Bernard Castelein / Spotted owlet ( Athena brama), Keoladeo NP, Bharatpur, India
Markus Varesvuo / Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum) perched in lichen covered tree. Helsinki, Finland. February.
Edwin Giesbers / Sword-grass moth (Xylena exsoleta) caterpillar on Field gladiolus (Gladiolus italicus). Cyprus. April.
Sven Zacek / Eurasian pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum) perched on snow covered branch in evening light. Vorumaa, Southern Estonia. November.
Robert Thompson / Herald moth (Scoliopteryx libatrix) camouflaged in leaf litter, Gosford Forest Park, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. September