Last year I was fortunate enough to travel to Tanzania with a really great group of folks. That's me at the entrance to the Serengeti. It was a dream come true for me. The colors, the smells, the air felt different, the light looked different and the number of critters that I got to see was unreal. I still can't believe I was there and I ache to go back.
While there, I saw a young owl on the ground. It's eyes were inky black and it was still fuzzy in areas so I don't think it was able to fly yet. Imagine if it couldn't fly that it soon became an ex-owl.
Some owl sketches.