Javier Aznar. Athene Noctua.
A little owl (Athene noctua) perches on top of a rock at sunrise in Spain. With an appearance similar to a cat's, including big yellow eyes and strong claws, these tiny birds hunt primarily insects and other small animals at sunrise and dusk, when they are more active, especially during the hottest months of the year. These sedentary birds inhabit northern Africa and parts of Europe and Asia.
Javier Aznar is a Spanish professional photographer who is focused on natural history and wildlife conservation, and its relationship with humans. With a biology career as a background, his photographs aim to offer a personal point of view of nature at its wildest and most fascinating state. Javier's works has been contributing to international magazines such as National Geographic Magazine, Ranger Rick, BBC Wildlife or Geolino, among others.
Javier on Instagram @javier_aznar_photography.