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Photographer captures owl hiding inside a tree at Hagerstown Castle

  • Cheuk Kai captured photograph of the bird at the Owl Reserve in Hagerstown Castle in Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Mr Kai’s incredible snapshot shows the owl using its power of camouflage to blend in with its surroundings
  • Owl can barely be seen from afar, its spotted feathers blending in perfectly to the wood and bark encasing it

A photographer has captured the incredible moment an owl perfectly camouflaged itself within a tree as it observed its surroundings.

Famed for their mastery in the art of camouflage, the bird showcases its talents as it blends in with the wood and bark encasing it. 

Cheuk Kai took the shots of his friend’s pet bird at the Owl Reserve in Hagerstown Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed. 

The owl’s camouflaging techniques have evolved over time in order to protect its home and catch prey, with adults standing guard as tiny owlets hide behind them.

Tucked away in the creek of a tree the owl can hardly be seen from a distance – visible only thanks to its piercing green eyes and yellow beak. 

The owl showcases its talents as it blends in with the wood and bark encasing it at the Owl Reserve in Hagerstown Castle

Keen photographer Cheuk Kai said: 'It was so cute. It was such a good experience to get close to the beautiful owl'

Keen photographer Cheuk Kai said: ‘It was so cute. It was such a good experience to get close to the beautiful owl’

The owl's camouflaging techniques have evolved over time in order to protect its home and catch prey, with adults standing guard as tiny owlets hide behind them

The owl’s camouflaging techniques have evolved over time in order to protect its home and catch prey, with adults standing guard as tiny owlets hide behind them

When taking the pictures, the photographer realised that the owl had suddenly become camouflaged to the tree

When taking the pictures, the photographer realised that the owl had suddenly become camouflaged to the tree

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