Superb Owl Sunday VIII (28 photos)

This post is by Pierre-Louis Ferrer from The Atlantic Photo

A special Sunday event: our eighth annual photo collection celebrating the magnificent birds of prey. These nocturnal hunters hail from Europe, Asia, North America, and South America, and are depicted here in photos from recent years. If you have some time today before the big game (or are skipping the event entirely), we invite you to take a look.

An owl flies through a snowstorm, its talons outstretched.
A Siberian owl stretches out its talons while flying in a snowstorm.

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