January 18, 2013
SLEEPY – Burrowing Owl/Salton Sea/2011/©Bryan Konietzko
This is not only a personal favorite of my photos, but it was also one of my favorite photography experiences. Mac Danzig first took me out to the Salton Sea in California to show me the ropes on photographing burrowing owls and birds in general, and I got this and the previous shot a few months later when I went back on my own. Just hanging out with these birds, even without a camera, is a joy. They each had distinct personalities and varying and comedic reactions to my invasive presence. This little one was the most relaxed about it all. I think she (I *think* it was a she, but the real birders out there can correct me on that) didn’t feel like hunting and just wanted to crawl back in her burrow and go back to sleep.
More of my bird photos can be seen here.

SLEEPY – Burrowing Owl/Salton Sea/2011/©Bryan Konietzko

This is not only a personal favorite of my photos, but it was also one of my favorite photography experiences. Mac Danzig first took me out to the Salton Sea in California to show me the ropes on photographing burrowing owls and birds in general, and I got this and the previous shot a few months later when I went back on my own. Just hanging out with these birds, even without a camera, is a joy. They each had distinct personalities and varying and comedic reactions to my invasive presence. This little one was the most relaxed about it all. I think she (I *think* it was a she, but the real birders out there can correct me on that) didn’t feel like hunting and just wanted to crawl back in her burrow and go back to sleep.

More of my bird photos can be seen here.

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