Owls are always worth a photo because ... they just look fantastic in full flight - Image: Shutterstock / Peter Schwarz ... because nobody can resist a baby owl - Image: Shutterstock / Burry van den Brink ... because owl eyes shine so beautiful by nature - Image: Shutterstock / Kirill__M ... because barn owls are not afraid of chicks to pose casually in a double pack - Image: Shutterstock / GMH Photography ... because not everyone has owls' eyes as big as these Cuba passerines - Image: Shutterstock / Sergey Uryadnikov And because owls sometimes look sooo funny - Image: Shutterstock / Erika Kusuma Wardani
Owls are not only high on the popularity scale of the birds because of their uniqueness, but also because of their wise facial expression and their clever big eyes. Maybe that's why you find them so often in children's books, cartoons or blockbusters like "Harry Potter". In some regions, the owl is also regarded as a lucky charm and is particularly welcome there.
Owls prefer to be out at night
It's actually a shame that you rarely see owls during the day. But they have a good excuse for this: the nocturnal hunters sleep while the sun is shining, rest and prepare for their next missions. Only the wonderful snowy owls are a little exception and often show up in daylight with their white plumage. Nevertheless: If you want to take a picture, you have to be patient, prepare for a short night hike - or have a look at our six good reasons why owls look so good in front of the camera.