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The perfect illustration of how natural selection works as the camouflage of this barred owl allows it to blend into its environment.
I was returning home on the steep windy road that leads out of Cataloochee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was just growing dark and I doubt I would have seen this owl if it hadn't flown in front of me and landed in this tree. Of course, I pulled over and even though it was a low light situation, I decided to try anyway. I was shooting with a Canon 50D with a Canon 100-400mm lens, hand held. Thank you everyone
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