The cutest peck on the cheek you'll see today! These owls prove they're real love birds as they cuddle up for a kiss

The adorable animal antics were captured by photographers from around the world

 Owls belong to a group of birds that includes about 205 species. These species are sorted into two basic groups, the barn owls and the true owls.

Barn owls have a heart-shaped face, long legs and powerful talons. Barn owls are medium-sized birds with a wingspan of about 3½ feet. There are 16 species of barn owls, including the greater sooty owl, Australasian grass owl, ashy-faced owl, barn owl and Sulawesi owl.

True owls are more diverse than barn owls, with nearly 190 species in about 23 genera. Some better known true owls include screech owls, horned owls and saw-whet owls. True owls vary in size from the tiny elf owl to the bulky Eurasian eagle owl. True owls have a round facial disc, a short tail and a large head. Their color is muted (consisting of mostly brown, rust, gray, white and black) and their pattern is mottled, helping to conceal them from both predators and prey.

Photo: Vladimir Kogan

Photo: Steve Liptrot

Roy Mangersnes

Mark Bridger

Responses to "15 Adorable Photos of Owls Caught in a Warm Embrace"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them.

  2. The last one is like "Damnit I hate being the third really? Just done, so done with this shit."

  3. ev@ says:


  4. Anonymous says:

    last one: " We are the three amigos, always up front. Nothing goes on behind our backs, right?"

  5. Beautiful, thank you for sharing. I dream of seeing a Snowy Owl.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I so love Owls. So sweet. :)

  7. Unknown says:

    Beautiful love owls .thank you for sharing .

  8. Anonymous says:

    Absolute Sweetness!! Thank you for sharing :o)

  9. Anonymous says:

    love and tenderness from owls. I didn't know they were so sweet.

  10. just beautiful

  11. These are Amazing pics of very loving owls, and Thanks for sharing... 😀

  12. Anonymous says:

    The owls have the head bump like cats or is it the way around!

  13. Unknown says:

    Ever sweet! Love the holding hands/talons on some of them too.. beautiful~

  14. Tina Spriggs says:

    Gorgeous photos of natural love.

  15. Anonymous says:

    tout simplement Merci

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