I'm a retired website builder and amateur photographer and decided to merge those two interests with this website.
My interest in photography is primarily due to the variety of birds and the abundance of wildlife in South Florida where I moved to in 2018.
Both the Everglades and Big Cypress National Preserve are a short drive from Naples and where I tend to go to take photos, along with the many closer nature parks, rookeries, and preserves in my area.
The vast majority of photos were taken in Florida, exceptions will be clearly marked.
The barn owl is the least common species of owl that breeds in Florida. In addition, it is unique from the other "typical owls" in that it is the only species in its family. Its appearance is very different from other owls, as well. It has a large, white, heart-shaped face, edged in brown, with contrasting dark eyes and a pale bill. It has longer legs than most owls, typically gray. The top of the head and back is brown and gray, as are the upper part of the wings; the undersides of the wings are pale. The chest and belly is typically white in males and light brown in females, but it can vary somewhat.