On Alert

© Atala Dorothy Toy

On Alert

This owl is on alert, as shown by his ear tufts, which are spread wide. BEST OF SHOW! This photograph received the Best of Show award of the Midwest Museum of Natural History.

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The owl’s ear tufts are raised in alert as he calmly scans the area for any danger.

The owl is associated with mystery, mysticism, magic, the moon, and the feminine energies. It represents wisdom and healing knowledge. The owl is nocturnal and can see and hunt well in the dark. The Great Horned Owl’s day-time equivalent is the Red-Tailed Hawk.

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