Taken by Dutch wildlife photographer Hannie Heere, the 63-year-old was out photographing barn owls when she saw the little guy.
It ends up that barn owlets do not begin flapping their wings until 7 weeks old, and can make short flights by 8.
However till then, baby owls need to use their legs to get around and work on developing these muscles. This particular baby owl decided to do this by going for a run, and thankfully Heere existed to catch the minute for us.
” I was laying on the ground,” Heere says to PetaPixel. “This young bird count not fly yet and was not afraid. I took the picture from a distance of concerning 5 to 6 meters [~ 16 feet]”.
The image has gotten some popularity because being released online and has actually been used as a meme throughout various socials media.
” I was extremely, very shocked [at how popular the picture has been],” Heere says.
Have a look at even more of Heere’s on her Facebook.