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Boobook Owl: Raptor Refuge

Here are some recent shots of the Boobook Owl, from the Raptor & Wildlife Refuge of Tasmania Inc. The Raptor Refuge is a volunteer run centre for rehabilitating injured raptors. These birds are often brought to the Refuge after being hit by cars, flying into power lines or even intentionally injured. Craig and the volunteers at the Refuge nurse them back to health and re-release them back into the wild. Over the past year or so I have been invited by Craig to shoot a White Bellied Sea Eagle release and a Masked Owl release, and have also had the chance to get up close and personal with some of the other birds currently calling the Refuge home.

Boobook Owl, Raptor Refuge Tasmania

Boobook Owl, Raptor Refuge Tasmania

Boobook Owl, Raptor Refuge Tasmania

Boobook Owl, Raptor Refuge Tasmania

Boobook Owl, Raptor Refuge Tasmania

Boobook Owl, Raptor Refuge Tasmania

Craig is currently putting the finishing touches on a new Education Centre at the Refuge, and it is due to be completed within a couple of months. It’s a very exciting time to be involved with the Refuge! These photos were all taken in order to capture images for next years calendar. The refuge needs donations to keep operating and the calendar is the primary source of income. Please support the great work of the refuge by purchasing a copy of the calendar.

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Luke O'Brien runs a stall at Hobart's popular Salamanca Market every Saturday where his prints and cards are available for purchase. Follow Luke's photographic adventures on Twitter at @lukeobrienphoto, at his Facebook page or by subscribing to his email newsletter.