I was able to visit a Raptor's Rescue Facility this month and take dozens of reference photos for several paintings coming up this year. I am especially happy with this Great Horned Owl. The last time I had been out to visit him, (6 months ago) he was looking pretty beat up. He had broken a wing and was brought in by a concerned rescuer. He was refusing to eat and the odds were against him. He is looking so much better now! I love the 'looking down your nose' attitude he has and his startling ears. I hope I can do him justice in my painting!