James Batuigas is a 45-year-old photographer from Burnaby, Canada, who has dedicated his life to capturing nature and animals in their natural habitat.
But this time, the man outdid himself by capturing unique shots of a gray owl in one of the forests of British Columbia. It is almost impossible to see the bird in the photo. And you can find out that it is hiding only by the large eyes that stand out in the photo.
“As a photographer, I love to go to nature and enjoy its beauty. There I relax, seek peace and tranquility. And, of course, I’m looking for different owls,” – says James Batuigas.
On the day of the photoset, the man was purposefully going to find the gray owl. And it looks like luck was on his side:
“That day, I planned to look for a gray owl. I drove along a forest road, looked around, literally scanning every tree with my eyes, but the search was unsuccessful. However, suddenly I saw some movement out of the corner of my eye. It seemed to me that something was moving in the tree trunk! Looking closer, I realized: I was looking for her.”
James Batuigas told reporters that the owl was easy to miss if it hadn’t been given away by its large eyes:
“I was lucky that she looked at me. Otherwise, I would have missed it.”
Owls are tactical stealth ninjas from the wild world. In addition to the fact that their camouflage allows them to hide right in front of the enemy, their wings have also evolved in an unusual way. Due to their rare structure, their flights are almost impossible to hear.
Owls can also sit motionless for hours, merging with the terrain. So they avoid unnecessary conflicts, preferring to watch fights rather than take part in them.