Owls are some of the forests’ most regal, mysterious and graceful models for wildlife photographers. These photos by Sompob Sasi-Smit, a photographer in Bangkok, Thailand, show the many different faces of these ferocious, silent hunters.

Sasi is a very prolific photographer, and he doesn’t just shoot owls – he has quite a lot of bird photography under his belt as well, especially of parrots.

Owl photography can be difficult, especially because of their amazing camouflage! When someone as talented as Sasi gets it right, however, the results can be amazing; here are some more majestic owl photos that we’ve featured on Bored Panda!

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“I travel a lot. Traveling for taking pictures of birds is my passion,” Sompob told Bored Panda. “Actually, it is not easy to find these owls. Most of them, I found in the jungles but some I saw in the zoos. I’ve spent many years taking and collecting these owl photos”

“To be serious and patient are important qualifications of a bird photographer. You need to learn the owl’s behavior and characteristics. Sometimes, I wait for a long time to get the right, beautiful and interesting posture”

Thank you, Sompob, for answering Bored Panda’s questions about your work!