Photo: Burrowing owl and a moonrise

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Our photo of the day comes from Davis, California.

A burrowing owl posed in front of a rising gibbous moon? What kind of wizardry is this? Well, no magic required, just the skill of photographer Rollie Rodriguez who captured this exquisite moment back in August of 2019.

If you are wondering about the legs on that beauty, it's one of the hallmarks of the ever-curious burrowing owl. To learn more about them, see: 8 wonderfully weird facts about burrowing owls.

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