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The Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is the biggest owl in the world and a rare sight! I was lucky to see a pair of them, and even though the image quality is very poor (they were far, far away), I want to share two pictures of these beautiful birds.

This is the second post in a series of photos taken in Algarve, Portugal.

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18 responses

  1. wow – congratulations!! lucky you, I think the photos are quite good…

    October 29, 2014 at 9:56 PM

    • Thanks Matthias! I was actually a bit surprised I got any photos at all, they were so far away!

      November 1, 2014 at 9:15 AM

  2. Crikey! How do you do this? I never see birds like this! Have you some magic dust ( magic bird seed, perhaps ) that you sprinkle in order to attract them?
    Jealous? Moi? 🙂 🙂

    October 29, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    • Thanks John! 🙂 The Eagle Owl has died out in Britain so no wonder you haven’t see any. 😉 But I must admit I had help spotting them too, they were so well camoflaged and far away I couldn’t see them with my naked eye. I could see them clearly through a scope though!

      November 1, 2014 at 9:19 AM

  3. Oh you are lucky to have photographed those owls. I really like the second pic with the lichens on the rocks. Seems to be a beautiful place for birding.

    October 29, 2014 at 11:20 PM

    • Thanks Yvonne! Yes the owls beautiful settings, but I was on a muddy dirt road, much less beautiful. 😉 Definitely worth getting your feet wet though, seeing Eagle Owls could be a once in a lifetime experience.

      November 1, 2014 at 9:22 AM

  4. Wow! 🙂

    October 30, 2014 at 9:03 AM

  5. Great captures, Camilla. It’s amazing that you were able to spot them at that distance.

    October 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    • Thanks Mike! I got help from a guy with binoculars and a scope, I would never have seen them otherwise. Even after I knew where they were, they were quite hard to see since they were so far away and well camoflaged..

      November 1, 2014 at 9:24 AM

  6. Stunning shots Camilla!

    October 30, 2014 at 11:57 AM

  7. That’s a beauty and sure blends in well.

    October 31, 2014 at 6:24 PM

  8. Very good camouflage. I can hardly see him.

    November 3, 2014 at 8:25 AM

    • I sometimes had to search for them too, even when the scope was pointed right where they were sitting! They’re so well camouflaged, especially the one on the mountain side.

      November 5, 2014 at 6:29 PM

  9. Gorgeous photo of this beautiful Owl!!

    love all the beauty you catch with your camera 🙂

    Take care

    November 3, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    • Thanks so much, Tammy!! You are so kind, and a huge inspiration to me 🙂 I love, love, love your photos. Take care you too!

      November 5, 2014 at 6:31 PM

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