This lil' lady deserves her own post... barn owls look pretty strange at first, but the longer I watched her, the more captivated I became. Absolutely gorgeous—almost too stunning to be real! I was lucky that she was perched near a window, and the natural light shone through her golden and white feathers and gave her a ghostly glow. Too bad about the drink cup, emergency panel, etc... but not too bad nonetheless! She was quite animated and struck some great poses for me. Lucky me!
In this species, males are more white overall, and females are more golden. Barn owls look a bit strange at first, but the longer I observed her, the more captivated I became. Truly a work of art on wings!