I was out birding this morning and came across this beautiful Great-horned Owl. It moved around a bit in the aspen grove looking as though it was trying to hunt but didn’t seem overly disturbed by my presence. It finally settled on this fallen tree for a roost site. I decided this bird to be a young-of-the-year owl with it’s fresh looking plumage and it’s curiosity and tolerance of this photographer. I always try to disturb my wildlife subjects as little as possible as I like to document natural behavior. This young owl paid me the ultimate compliment by falling a sleep in front of my camera lens.