Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
I was in Yala, Sri Lanka to photograph wildlife at night. Whilst driving along a trail I spotted this brown fish owl on a branch above us. Using IR lights, undetectable by the owl, and a modified 5D I was able to capture this shot as it fluttered its feathers before flying off into the night.
Increased contrast and clarity, added a minor vignette
Canon 5D (IR conversion), ISO 500, 400mm, f2.8, 1/160