Shutterbug Photo of the Day: “Quiet Down!” by Justin Cale

Our Shutterbug Photo of the Day by Justin Cale is a comical portrait of a sleepy owl safely nestled in the hollow of a tree.

“This little Eastern Screech owl has a wonderful roost in a tree along the Cuyahoga River at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in northern Ohio. I was observing it one more when a train passed on the other side of the river, briefly waking him up. As he cracked his eye open, I could only imagine the thoughts running through his head as he was trying to sleep, ” writes Cale.

This image was captured with a Canon 6D and a Tamron 150-600mm VC lens with a tripod.

See a larger version of the photo in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day gallery here.

If you want to enter Shutterbug Photo of the Day, post an image in the Shutterbug Photo of the Day Gallery and include your real name and some background on the image (how and where it was shot; the story behind the image; gear and settings used etc.) in the description field to qualify.

We will select one Shutterbug Photo of the Day image every month to run as a full-page feature in the magazine.