Oh Look, A Nat Geo Photo Contest!

Lotta terrific imagery to be found in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, which started last week and ends June 30th. Lesseeee…we’ve got a Peek-A-Boo Owl photograph by Graham McGeorge:

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A High-Five Owl, also by Mr. McGeorge:

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Talking Crabs, by Song-Kanokrattana Netlomwong:

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and Monkey Mother And Child, by Randy Pratt:

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More Owls, Yes, MORE OWLS!

Aye yi yi yi. Owls are HOT this week on The C.O. Today, we take a look at the adorably grumpy Tuluko Of Tokyo. Tuluko’s hoomin posts lots o’ shots on Twitter.

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First two photos from Twitter, all others via RocketNews24, of course. Tip from Andrew Y.

Owl Festival Mea Culpa

Ya know, we totally overlooked the International Owl Festival, held this past weekend in Houston, Minnesota. (Yes, Virginia, there is a Houston, Minnesota.) To make up for that we offer you this Little Owl Dudelet and his apple lookalike.

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From Cats, Beavers & Ducks.

Smile For The Camera? This IS My Smile!

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This orphaned Baby Great Horned Owl is a patient at the California Wildlife Center. Photo via KB.

Whoo Loves You?

Little old lady owl finds it rather eye-opening when this nice young man gets to nose her.

Why, Sonny, I haven’t felt like this since 1927!

“More Owls for the Cute. Together with a a “cute guy” alert. Enjoy!” -Barb and Paul. Via YouHOOTube.

Who Knows

Who knows when,

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Who knows where,

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Who knows why.

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Who knows what. Who knows everything!

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“I got some great shots of the owls that have been living on our school playground in Golden, CO where I am a teacher’s assistant. I can’t believe they have decided to take up residence in our trees considering the children are quite loud when they are outside for recess! They (the owls- and some of the kids) are super adorable. The babies are Hooter, Scooter, and Pooter! The mom is just… mom.” -Amanda M. B.

How Cold Is It? Part II

It’s so cold, the artists formerly known as Snowy Owls have confirmed they now want to be known as I Wanna Go To Miami Owls.

An invasion of Snowy Owls, the magically beautiful bird of the Arctic (and Harry Potter), has been reported this winter across the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. One has made it all the way to Little Talbot Island, near Jax, Florida! That is a real Snow Bird invasion.

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One of over 40 Snowy Owls sighted in Pennsylvania. By Dave Inman’s Photo Stream.

No, I Am NOT Happy About All This Snow

[How can you tell?]

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From the Owls FB page.

A Table For Whoo, Please

By stalking RocketNews 24 methodically and patiently patrolling The Interwebs, CO has managed to keep a pretty firm eye on All Things J. (As in All Things Japan.) Sometimes, though, we come across something that’s a hoot.*

Take for example, Owl Cafés!!! We’ve documented Kitteh Cafés, but this takes it to a ‘nuther level. Check these photos out! (Photos from Kotaku.com and Design Taxi.)

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(*Pun borrowed from Kotaku.com, couldn’t help it.)

Some Sad Fum News Here, People

Remember Fum and Gebra? The kitteh and owl BFF Dynamic Duo we featured back in April? Sad to report that Fum passed away early last month- he was 3 years old. :(

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