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Pair of burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) exhibiting courtship behavior. Male owl affectionately grooms his mate, who appears to be swept off her feet. Image published in Exhibition Gallery of Wild Planet magazine, Issue 35 / Sept. 2016, and named Picture of the Day by Wild Planet on Sept. 8, 2016. NANPA 2017 and 2018 Showcase semifinalist. Finalist, Festival de l'Oiseau et de la Nature 2017. Semifinalist, Denver Audubon Share the View 2016.