While these mythical animals are often anonymous, nocturnal creatures that are rarely seen, owls are among the most fascinating and respected birds.
Those fortunate enough to spot an owl in the wild are considered very lucky.
Photographer, Sasi Smith, however, has a much closer relationship with these wonderful birds.
Sani Smith is an accomplished Thai nature photographer who specialises in capturing the owl’s image.
Her remarkable photos of the owls she has encountered are only a peek into the hidden world of these birds of prey.
Some of the most exciting action-shots catch the exhilarating moment an owl goes in for the hunt.
Some of the images are so sharp and detailed that it’s almost a little scary to look at.
Other photos are more tranquil, reminiscent of beautiful paintings - all are captured by this talented photographer.
Looking at these photos, it’s not difficult to understand why owls have always fascinated people.
With at least 216 different species of owls existing today, Sasi has photographed many different types.
Although there are many different species of owls in her work, it also seems as though she gives each bird a personality through their portrayal.
Some of the cutest photos show the rare moments that the families can be seen huddling and cuddling together.
The pictures Sasi takes send a powerful and important message: Owls are not so different from us humans.
They have families, are loving, and deserve to be protected and respected.
There really is something incredibly unique about these animals, isn't there?
It can only be hoped that these images will get more people to open their eyes to how beautiful and precious owls are.
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