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

BarbaraCampbell
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful!

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#2

Owl

Graham McGeorge Report

DavidMann
Community Member
6 years ago

The jet back backfired.

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#3

Owl

hometownperch.com Report

PaulaMoirin
Community Member
6 years ago

Awwww... so cute!

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#4

Owl

Leonardo Casadei Report

LuciVeach
Community Member
6 years ago

Hmmmm, huullloooo

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#5

Owl

Donal M. Jones Report

AmandaPitt-brown
Community Member
6 years ago

Love this!!

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#6

Owl

wildlifelearningcenter.com Report

MayaAb
Community Member
6 years ago

Galaxy eyes

Alexandru Diaconescu
Community Member
4 years ago

Indeed. Unfortunately it's a blind owl :(

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CarolAnnMason
Community Member
6 years ago

"You, you with the stars in your eyes..." It makes him even more mystical-looking.

hvandegrift
Community Member
6 years ago

Cataracts have caused him to be blind but have absolutely the most spectacular eyes of any animal

Corinne Ward
Community Member
4 years ago

How beautiful

Violet Brogdon
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. 😍

TanyaWorrell
Community Member
5 years ago

"I see you.." Amazing eyes. Windows to the soul

GinaWildner
Community Member
5 years ago

Hes a jukebox hero

SophieStack-loney
Community Member
5 years ago

Stare into my endless eyes of cuteness

Community Member
6 years ago

it was born blind

KhristineSivils
Community Member
6 years ago

i love the eyes!!!

Grace InRainbows
Community Member
6 years ago

I love this lil' guy!!!

MarínPralín
Community Member
6 years ago

This little one is actually blind... :(

Vijay Mehra
Community Member
6 years ago

All Awesome photographs.

Lisa Combest
Community Member
6 years ago

My god, it's full of stars

Nanette
Community Member
6 years ago

Those blue eyes look like crystal balls

peri
Community Member
6 years ago

That's Zeus! LOVE him. :)

ChanelleSheasby
Community Member
6 years ago

he has the stars in his eyes... he is stunning...

Laura Andersson
Community Member
6 years ago

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

lalajobo
Community Member
6 years ago

such stunning blind eyes.. gorgeous

Parasuram Lekshmy
Community Member
6 years ago

cosmic!!!!

Erica Cooper
Community Member
6 years ago

So incredibly beautiful!

ShorkiesAreAwesome
Community Member
6 years ago

starry night

Churro-san
Community Member
6 years ago

Zeus

EnricoLavezzini
Community Member
6 years ago

wooooow

Akhil Macharla
Community Member
6 years ago

This is Zeus, a blind starry-eyed owl , Since he had mesmerizing starry eyes, they named him Zeus, the God of the Sky

AnneBritt
Community Member
6 years ago

is this owl blind?

AmyUpson
Community Member
6 years ago

Look at those eyes!

abalkan
Community Member
6 years ago

I've got stars in my eyes for you!

Kei Bermillo
Community Member
6 years ago

This is the blind owl in which they keep in California right? Zeus is his name. :)

lemonhead
Community Member
6 years ago

yeah, there was a post on Zeus :):):)

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David Mann
Community Member
6 years ago

Ah, what a lovely Christmas tree.

DmitryKudosh
Community Member
6 years ago

Unfortunatelly that owl is blind.

MuhammadSuyuthi
Community Member
6 years ago

stars in his eyes @_@

Steph
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm in love with this owl!

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#7

Owl

Mark Bridger Report

lemonhead
Community Member
6 years ago

thats just lovely, the lighting is just great

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#8

Owl

Mark Bridger Report

Donnapiercy
Community Member
6 years ago

What a view......camouflage

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#9

Owl

Alex Thomson Report

Steph
Community Member
6 years ago

How sweet is this baby !

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#10

Owls

Werner Bollmann Report

ElenaSofiaManea
Community Member
6 years ago

So much love! :)

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#11

Owl

strangetravel.com Report

SamO'Neill
Community Member
6 years ago

Brilliant camouflage!

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#12

Owl

Austin Thomas Report

JanekEl
Community Member
6 years ago

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

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#13

Owl

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LucindaMahaffey
Community Member
6 years ago

That is one flexible animal

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#14

Owl

imgur.com Report

BarbaraCampbell
Community Member
6 years ago

Awesome photo.

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#15

Majestic Owl

Mike Kuipers Report

Donnapiercy
Community Member
6 years ago

Intense

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#16

Owl

Marianna Armata Report

YogendraKalavalapalli
Community Member
6 years ago

Who's at the door?

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#17

Owl

Kajornyot Krunkitsatien Report

BarbaraCampbell
Community Member
6 years ago

Hello to you too.

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#18

Owl

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PaulaMoirin
Community Member
6 years ago

This picture looks photoshoped!

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#19

Owl

Mark Bridger Report

EnricoMoretto
Community Member
6 years ago

What a BOKEH!

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#20

Owl

Peter Kreijzl Report

DavidMann
Community Member
6 years ago

Here comes Johnny!

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#21

Owl

Stefano Ronchi Report

nita
Community Member
6 years ago

What incredible birds, I love the look into their world!

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#22

Owl

Paul Bannick Report

VictoriaGrujicic
Community Member
6 years ago

This one reminds me of meerkats!! :)

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#23

Owl

Peter Stahl Report

ElenaSofiaManea
Community Member
6 years ago

Owlzilla

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#24

Owl

Diane Hammond Report

Donnapiercy
Community Member
6 years ago

Sweet face

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#25

Owl

Kadir Irkin Report

Steph
Community Member
6 years ago

Great shot!

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#26

Owl

Milan Zygmunt Report

Hanna
Community Member
6 years ago

Ooooo what a cutie.

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#27

Owl

Rita Ivanauskas Report

meinekleine69
Community Member
6 years ago

Hedwiga!

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#28

Owl

Milan Zygmunt Report

Jonnellé Carnegie
Community Member
6 years ago

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

#29

Cute Owl

scrappydoggy Report

MoniBat
Community Member
6 years ago

Me in the mornings

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#30

Owl

Mehmet Beyhan Şahan Report

momogeko
Community Member
6 years ago

Uh, hello? Wooo are you?

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#31

Owl

Rick Dobson Report

Marke Hervo
Community Member
6 years ago

Now put that camera away or else...!

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#32

Owl

David Dillhoff Report

CandaceDavis
Community Member
6 years ago

Beautiful

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#34

Those Big Dark Eyes!

wall4all.me Report

Maebh
Community Member
5 years ago

Wow, beautiful

#36

Cute Owl

Hardpoint Photography Report

Remya Nair
Community Member
6 years ago

Coast's all clear!

#37

Happy Owl

top1walls.com Report

JeanAnn Mason
Community Member
3 years ago

leave me alone...I'm snoozing

#40

Cute Owl Trio

wallpapers4u.net Report

MelEnd
Community Member
5 years ago

"Mom! Not in front of other people!"

#44

Evil Look...

wallpaper2u.net Report

Komeak Komeak
Community Member
4 years ago

What did you just say?

#45

Owl

Alex Thomson Report

epic4evr11
Community Member
6 years ago

leerooooy jenkins

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#47

Owl

Joel Sartore Report

SherrieBartley
Community Member
6 years ago

Christopher Walken as an owl.

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#48

Owl

wikipedia.org Report

KatelynBrown
Community Member
6 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

Jonnellé Carnegie
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm watching you...

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#50

Time To Prey

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Sigga Jóna
Community Member
6 years ago

Wooo hooo

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#51

Owl

Rudy Pohl Report

houston royal
Community Member
1 year ago

Fucking Fire!!!😭

#52

Snowy Owl In Flight

www.facebook.com Report

SliimShady
Community Member
6 years ago

Majestic

#53

Kanha Owls

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Jonnellé Carnegie
Community Member
6 years ago

Snuggles

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#54

Owl

Limm Yangmook Report

Viki Banaszak
Community Member
6 years ago

He's pooping words!

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#55

Cute Owl

imgkid.com Report

PaulaCarder
Community Member
6 years ago

Awwwww!!!! <3

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#56

Snowy Eyes

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StaceyVinson
Community Member
6 years ago

Great shot!

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#57

Owl

Henrik Nilsson Report

#58

Eagle Owl Nestlings

Abdulrahman Alkhamees Report

LucindaMahaffey
Community Member
6 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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Claire Everett
Community Member
6 years ago

Reminds me of moth wings

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#60

Seriously...

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Flor Dania
Community Member
6 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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Lucinda Mahaffey
Community Member
6 years ago

gorgeous photo

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#65

Owl

Ann Brokelman Report

epic4evr11
Community Member
6 years ago

good morning to you too

#66

Great Grey Owl

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Claire Everett
Community Member
6 years ago

Are you serious??

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#67

Blinking Owl

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RebeccaBerkowitz
Community Member
6 years ago

Sup, girl?

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#68

Spotted Owlet

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#69

Snowy Owl, Southern Alberta.