Owls are absolutely stunning creatures – their deep and piercing eyes and haunting hoots are the stuff of myths and folktales. Perhaps that's why we love these beautiful owl photos so much!

Since ancient times, owls have captured the imaginations of various cultures as harbingers of death, doom, bad omens, or wisdom.

For rodents, some of these portents are true – owls are excellent and highly adapted hunters with excellent hearing, sharp night-time vision, silent wings and deadly talons. They rarely miss their mark.

If you have any beautiful owl photos, we'd love it if you added them to this list and voted for your favorites as well!

#1

Owl

Robin Utrecht Report

DavidMann 4 years ago

Keep watching my eyes; you are getting sleepy, sleepy...............

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#2

Owl

Graham McGeorge Report

MarionDuncan 4 years ago

What amazing camouflage.

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#3

Owl

hometownperch.com Report

PaulaMoirin 4 years ago

Awwww... so cute!

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#4

Owl

Leonardo Casadei Report

LuciVeach 4 years ago

Hmmmm, huullloooo

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#5

Owl

Donal M. Jones Report

StephanieHall 4 years ago

I'd love this poppet atop my Christmas tree.

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#6

Owl

wildlifelearningcenter.com Report

MayaAb 4 years ago

Galaxy eyes

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#7

Owl

Mark Bridger Report

lemonhead 4 years ago

thats just lovely, the lighting is just great

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#8

Owl

Mark Bridger Report

Donnapiercy 4 years ago

What a view......camouflage

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#9

Owl

Alex Thomson Report

Steph 4 years ago

How sweet is this baby !

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#10

Owls

Werner Bollmann Report

ElenaSofiaManea 4 years ago

So much love! :)

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#11

Owl

strangetravel.com Report

SamO'Neill 4 years ago

Brilliant camouflage!

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#12

Owl

Austin Thomas Report

JanekEl 4 years ago

love it! reminds me of my wise dad.;)

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#13

Owl

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LucindaMahaffey 4 years ago

That is one flexible animal

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#14

Owl

imgur.com Report

BarbaraCampbell 4 years ago

Awesome photo.

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#15

Majestic Owl

Mike Kuipers Report

Donnapiercy 4 years ago

Intense

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#16

Owl

Marianna Armata Report

YogendraKalavalapalli 4 years ago

Who's at the door?

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#17

Owl

Kajornyot Krunkitsatien Report

BarbaraCampbell 4 years ago

Hello to you too.

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#18

Owl

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PaulaMoirin 4 years ago

This picture looks photoshoped!

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#19

Owl

Mark Bridger Report

EnricoMoretto 4 years ago

What a BOKEH!

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#20

Owl

Peter Kreijzl Report

DavidMann 4 years ago

Here comes Johnny!

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#21

Owl

Stefano Ronchi Report

JiskaHoving 4 years ago

Ministery of funny walks-owl XD

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#22

Owl

Paul Bannick Report

VictoriaGrujicic 4 years ago

This one reminds me of meerkats!! :)

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#23

Owl

Peter Stahl Report

BarbaraCampbell 4 years ago

Looks like she's doing a great job of protecting a nest.

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#24

Owl

Diane Hammond Report

Donnapiercy 4 years ago

Sweet face

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#25

Owl

Kadir Irkin Report

Steph 4 years ago

Great shot!

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#26

Owl

Milan Zygmunt Report

Hanna 4 years ago

Ooooo what a cutie.

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#27

Owl

Rita Ivanauskas Report

meinekleine69 4 years ago

Hedwiga!

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#28

Owl

Milan Zygmunt Report

Jonnellé Carnegie 4 years ago

i'm a bit intimidated by this one lol. fierce!

#29

Cute Owl

scrappydoggy Report

epic4evr11 4 years ago

take it again, I sneezed

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#30

Owl

Mehmet Beyhan Şahan Report

momogeko 4 years ago

Uh, hello? Wooo are you?

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#31

Owl

Rick Dobson Report

RemyaNair 4 years ago

Oy! I said no cameras...!

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#32

Owl

David Dillhoff Report

Nanette 4 years ago

So elegant

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#34

Those Big Dark Eyes!

wall4all.me Report

Maebh 3 years ago

Wow, beautiful

#36

Cute Owl

Hardpoint Photography Report

Remya Nair 4 years ago

Coast's all clear!

#37

Happy Owl

top1walls.com Report

JeanAnn Mason 1 year ago

leave me alone...I'm snoozing

#40

Cute Owl Trio

wallpapers4u.net Report

MelEnd 3 years ago

"Mom! Not in front of other people!"

#44

Evil Look...

wallpaper2u.net Report

Komeak Komeak 2 years ago

What did you just say?

#45

Owl

Alex Thomson Report

epic4evr11 4 years ago

leerooooy jenkins

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#47

Owl

Joel Sartore Report

SherrieBartley 4 years ago

Christopher Walken as an owl.

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#48

Owl

wikipedia.org Report

KatelynBrown 4 years ago

wow...so they through a mouse out here just to get the shot...seems like cheating

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#49

Cute Owl

Kevin Kock Report

Sliim Shady 4 years ago

beautiful

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#50

Time To Prey

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Rebecca Berkowitz 4 years ago

Excellent shot - just gorgeous

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#51

Owl

Rudy Pohl Report

#52

Snowy Owl In Flight

www.facebook.com Report

SliimShady 4 years ago

Majestic

#53

Kanha Owls

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Komeak Komeak 2 years ago

Looks like they're in the eye of an owl

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#54

Owl

Limm Yangmook Report

Viki Banaszak 4 years ago

He's pooping words!

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#55

Cute Owl

imgkid.com Report

Sliim Shady 4 years ago

looks like they finna choke it

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#56

Snowy Eyes

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StaceyVinson 4 years ago

Great shot!

#57

Owl

Henrik Nilsson Report

#58

Eagle Owl Nestlings

Abdulrahman Alkhamees Report

LucindaMahaffey 4 years ago

What's broccoli?!?? We don't want to eat that, it smells nasty!!

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#59

Taking Off Xd

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AnnabethTrisLancaster 4 years ago

OH MY DEAR SWEET LORD!!!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!

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#60

Seriously...

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Flor Dania 4 years ago

great, congratulations!!!!

#61

Snowy Owl Angel Wings

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#62

Barn Owl

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#63

Owl

Jules Cox Report

#64

Flying Owl In The Forest

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lalajobo 4 years ago

wow! amazing capture!

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#65

Owl

Ann Brokelman Report

epic4evr11 4 years ago

good morning to you too

#66

Great Grey Owl

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AnnabethTrisLancaster 4 years ago

Put it away... now!

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#67

Blinking Owl

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RebeccaBerkowitz 4 years ago

Sup, girl?

#68

Spotted Owlet

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#69

Snowy Owl, Southern Alberta.

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Rebecca Berkowitz 4 years ago

Ruler of all he surveys.

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#70

Long-eared Owl, Orange County, Ca.

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Maebh 3 years ago

Ears! <3

#71

Burrowing Owl Family

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Sallu 4 years ago

Whoever arranged to send this...we LOVE it! Let's all work hard to protect them!

#72

I'm A Dead Tree Branch

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IreneRussak 4 years ago

wow how many owls are there? keep seeing new ones, perfect camo

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#74

Bubo Bubo

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MichelleSelby 4 years ago

Did someone say... coffee?

#75

Búho....uruguay

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Rebecca Berkowitz 4 years ago

It's too early to get up yet. Come back at sundown

#76

You Look Cute Too

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#78

Yes, I See You.

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#79

Eurasian Eagle Owl

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#80

Baby Burrowing Owl Wants His Lunch!

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Rebecca Berkowitz 4 years ago

And snacks in 3....2....

#81

Snowy Owl On The Beach.

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#82

Barred Owl, Québec City.

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#83

Whose Watching Whom?

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#84

Snowy Owl On The Beach.

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#85

Barred Owl, Québec City.

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#86

Snowy Owl, Québec City.

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#87

There Weren't Any Windows Opened, But Somehow This Little Guy Ended Up On My Iron.

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Rebecca Berkowitz 4 years ago

A perch is a perch, I reckon

#88

Seriously Though