These photographs are going to take your breath away, I guarantee it.
Some of them almost look like beautiful paintings, but they are all photos taken by Sasi Smith, a Thai photographer who wanted to capture the wonder of owls on film. Image credit: Sasi Smith
In her stunning photographs, Smith manages to capture so many different aspects of owls. She gives them personalities and families. Her photos can transfer us to a magic world, where owls are kings and queens, adventurers, and more. The paint-like quality of these pictures cannot be overstated
A few of these pictures are so brilliant in their detail that they're creepy. In this photos Sasi Smith really manages to humanize these creatures, who have always seemed kind of mystical and beyond understanding (so much so that they even got to become part of the magical world in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series).
My favorites of these pictures are the ones where we get to see the owls all cozily snuggled up together. It sends a powerful and really important message: Animals are just like us. They have families and love and everything that humans have, and they deserve to be protected as well. All images credit: Sasi Smith.
Sani Smith clearly has some serious skill when it comes to photography, and she's putting it to amazingly good use in this photo series. Some of her pictures capture the hunter nature of owls, like this one, a stunning shot of an owl on a post, its wings spread out behind it and a mouse dangling from its mouth.