When a pigeon flies, you can hear it sloppily slap its wings as it makes its way through the air. When a peregrine falcon flies, the flight is powerful and beautiful, but you can still hear the movement. When a barn owl flies? Complete silence. It’s amazing to see. BBC Earth set up microphones along the flight path of…
The BBC recently released a documentary called Super Powered Owls, which looks at how owls fly. Part of the program includes the story of Luna and Lily, two young Barns owls who are learning to fly for the first time.
Traffic cameras aren’t really known for taking particularly interesting images of the local wildlife (or anything interesting for that matter), but as this jaw-dropping photo attests, sometimes the nature comes to you.
Owls are often considered nature’s stealth fighters, and it turns out their ability to silently is a result of a unique wing structure not found in any other bird. Now that researchers know the owl’s secret, they can make lots of stuff silent—everything from bedroom ceiling fans to massive wind turbines.
A very young owlet (estimated to be around 10 to 14 days old!) hangs with its mother at Metzger Farm Open Space in Westminster, Colorado. The photographer notes: "Given the mother owl's behavior in the previous photo, there are likely other younger owlets in the nest."
The internet is an incredible place, often filled with beauty, wonder, and truth. It can also be a cesspool of lies. Today we have another installment in our ongoing series of photo debunkings. You may have seen these nine images swirling around the internet recently. But none of them are quite what they seem.
That's all, folks. Carry on.
Today's forecast calls for viral with a 100 percent chance of fake. And scattered nudity by midday.
When you look up at this cute little owl all wrapped up with his bulging eyes, it makes your heart melt. But weighing owls in blanket burritos is actually a common practice by researchers and vets.
They might look like badasses of the forest as they fly from tree to tree at night hunting for a meal. But if this cross-section of a taxidermied Great Grey Owl is to be believed, more than half of their intimidating bulk comes from their fluffy feathers.
"For the Unholy Underpants of Voldemort, what bollocking sorcery is this?" That's probably what Sally Arnold thought when she arrived to her house and saw this perfect image of an owl over the window. How did this spookiness happen?
This owl can wreak havoc in the IR universe. Bubo will sniff out the IR transmissions from a variety of devices, intercept the signals and begin learning the commands of the IR device and casting random commands. Put two of these owls in one place and watch and epic battle for the IR kingdom. Bubo was developed by…