Burrowing owls are rapidly losing their natural habitat to development. In Florida you can often find them living on golf courses and other open areas. Most of the photos I have seen though only show them with long lenses so I wanted to find a place where I could photograph them in their natural habitat with a wide angle. Finding a few burrows at a local airport I noticed that the groundskeeper set out road cones to mark their burrows so the landscaping company wouldn't run them over. Taking advantage of this situation, over a 6 month period I hid my camera in several road cones next to their burrows and made intimate images of this cartoon-like bird.
minor contrast and color adjustment
Canon 7D, road cone hide, BW polarizer filter, Canon 10-22mm