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Capturing a family portrait of mum, dad and their eight chicks proved tricky for Andrew – they never got together to pose as a perfect 10.

Burrowing owls of Ontario, California often have large families so he knew it wouldn’t be easy. After many days of waiting, and when dad was out of sight, mum and her brood suddenly turned wide-eyed to glance in his direction – the first time he had seen them all together. He quickly seized the precious moment.

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    Andrew Lee


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    • Nikon D810
    • Nikon 300mm ƒ2.8G ED lens
    • + Nikon 1.4x teleconverter  •   1/640 sec at ƒ5.6  •   ISO 2000
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