Elf Owl landing at Saguaro Cactus nest - Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA - May
Elf Owls are the world's smallest owls. Standing only 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm) they are found from the southwestern US and south along the west coast of Mexico.
EOS 3, 1/200th, f/8, Fuji Sensia 100, 2 flash units, shot from scafolding erected at the nest for the BBC to film "Night Hunters" a special on owls of the world. NR on background.