'Owls Know Everything' by Sham Jolimie is a series of striking owl photos that were shot at various locations in Malaysia. The series shows these beautiful birds in all their charismatic facets. Soft and savage. Fluffy and fierce. Little and lethal.

The owl portraits demonstrate why these birds of prey are always depicted as wise and all-knowing in popular culture. Their deep soulful gaze seems to shine with intelligence. Owls may be cute, but they are wild nocturnal animals of predatory nature. Owls are not meant to be pets. Some sanctuaries house rescued owls that are not able to return to the wild. Those particular types of owls are sometimes put on display for educational purposes.

Certain wild animal conservation programs protect populations of endangered owls. However, this is in no way an endorsement of keeping the beautiful owls in captivity. In many countries, owning an owl as a pet is illegal.

The author of the bird photography series Shamma Esoof is also known to her fans as Sham Jolimie. She's an artist and photographer from Mauritius island. In her art, she seeks to portray animals with the dignity and respect that they deserve. In parallel to her career as an artist, Shamma works in the humanitarian field and is an animal welfare advocate.

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I Come From Your Dreams

I Come From Your Dreams

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

Hypnotising? I don't... *yawn*... *falls asleep*

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Standing In The Rain...

Standing In The Rain...

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

It looks so sad!

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Little But Lethal

Little But Lethal

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Liga Briva
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3 years ago

How, how can the be so irresistible <3

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Wisdom

Wisdom

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

Beautiful eye!

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#5

For The Love Of Owls

For The Love Of Owls

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

*Rub Rub* *Peck*

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#6

She Persisted

She Persisted

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KK
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3 years ago

Such a long neck. With a bit of imagination this could also be an owl-gryphon.

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#7

Barn Owl In The Rain

Barn Owl In The Rain

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Melissa Apple
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3 years ago

Just breathe takingly beautiful

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#8

Fluffy But Fierce

Fluffy But Fierce

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CatShatBrix
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3 years ago

It looks like it's wearing a scarf!

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#9

Still A Predator

Still A Predator

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stella
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3 years ago

And apparently you're the food, Mr. Cameraman!!!!

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#10

After The Rain

After The Rain

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Melissa Apple
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3 years ago

I think these are my favorite owls

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#11

Wet Owl

Wet Owl

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John L
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3 years ago

Usually owls have blank expressions. But this guy has the gift in spades. Find the little fellow an agent. ;D

#12

Five More Minutes

Five More Minutes

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#13

Still Not A Pet

Still Not A Pet

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Waiting For The Night

Waiting For The Night

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#15

Majestic Barn Owl

Majestic Barn Owl

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Enjoy The Silence

Enjoy The Silence

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#17

I Belong To The Wild

I Belong To The Wild

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#18

They Call Me Ghostbird

They Call Me Ghostbird

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#19

Just Listen

Just Listen

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Precious Predator

Precious Predator

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#21

Take Me To The Wild

Take Me To The Wild

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#22

Don't Be Fooled By This Cuteness

Don't Be Fooled By This Cuteness

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#23

I Know

I Know

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#24

Wild At Heart

Wild At Heart

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#25

Heart Shaped Face

Heart Shaped Face

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#26

Be Quiet

Be Quiet

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#27

Ethereal Barn Owl

Ethereal Barn Owl

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#28

Watching The Raindrops

Watching The Raindrops

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Wonder

Wonder

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Soft And Savage

Soft And Savage

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