Milan Zygmunt

31.01.2014 in20:24 in Nature, animals -->


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When looking through his 500px page, you’ll immediately realize how passionate he is about one particular subject, owls. When asked what draws him to them, Milan Zygmunt told us this, “All species of owls are very beautiful and they’re masterpieces of nature. I’m happy when I get to shoot all animals, but owls in flight are simply wonderful.”

The 33-year-old has learned a great deal about owls while shooting them, as he keenly observes their behavior. “Owls are perfectly adapted to hunting. With eyes closely placed next to each other, they see very well in low light conditions over a long distance but the specific position of their eyes reduces the angle of their visual field to about 110° only (compared to humans which have a field of view of 180°). It compensates for this by being able to turn its head 270°. Owls also have excellent hearing and fly very quietly.”

Most of these magnificent photos of owls in flight were taken in central Europe, in places like Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.