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Photographer Spots Owl Perfectly Blending Into a Tree

Posted On: Oct 16, 2021   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

Photographer Spots Owl Perfectly Blending Into a Tree

A photographer was hunting for a great grey owl to photograph in a Canadian forest when he happened to come across one that was perfectly blending into the bark of a tree with impressive camouflage.
James S. Batuigas , a 45-year-old amateur photographer based in Burnaby, Canada, was driving 5 hours to his favorite wildlife photography area in a British Columbia forest back in May when he encountered the owl.
“I was planning to look for the great grey owl that day,” Batuigas tells the UK newspaper Daily Mail. “I was driving on a forest road searching for the great grey owls, scanning every tree hoping to find one during noontime, where they're usually resting.
“Then suddenly in the corner of my eye I noticed something moving in the tree trunk, that's when I realized it was the owl cunningly blended with the bark of the tree.”
The color and pattern of the owl's plumage matched the tree it was sitting on so well that the photographer says he would have completely missed seeing the owl there if it hadn't turned...

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