Culture Art & Media Photo: Behold the Beguiling Burrowing Owl By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Sam McMillan / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Burrowing owls are not your usual owl; they hunt in the day and live not in trees, but underground, among other not-so-owlish behaviors. And they have really long legs, as can be seen in this marvelous photo by Sam McMillan. Sam writes: "It's been some years since I've seen a Burrowing Owl in the wild. Burrowing Owls are listed as Endangered in Minnesota, Threatened in Colorado, and as a Species of Concern in Arizona, California, Florida, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The burrowing owl is federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the United States, Canada and Mexico." Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "photo of the day" in the subject line.