It’s a little known fact that although they’re most famous for reading books and being very clever, owls are also ruthless nighttime killers and masters of disguise.
In fact, the Latin name for the owl family of birds, Strigidae, translates literally as ‘forest boss’ and it would be fair to say that when it comes to disguising themselves in order to jump out and silently kill you, they are the ninjas of the woodlands.
Let’s play spot the owl as we take a look at 50 great examples of owl camouflage. The owls will get harder to see the further down the page you scroll. And please note that none of these images are Photoshopped and no owls were modified in any way to get these pictures.
where the owl in the last photo – Long Eared Owl?
In the centre of the photo, on the ground and behind some of the tall grass. You can just barely see his eyes and the shape of his head. Once I zoomed in, I saw him right away. He’s VERY hard to spot!