Pel's Fishing-Owl
Scotopelia peli
The Pel's Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli) is an uncommon resident of rivers and lakes in parts of southern Africa where it hunts for fish. The individual shown here was photographed from a boat on the Okavango River in Botswana during October, 1998. The photos were taken with a Canon EOS 1N & EF 300mm F/4L IS lens with a 1.4X extender and 540 flash. The camera and lens were mounted on a BushHawk shoulder mount. The film was Fuji Sensia 100.