Burrowing Owls are my favorite owls to photograph. They are so animated in their actions. These little guys only stand about 8 inches tall. They are beetle, grasshopper, and cricket eating machines with an occasional small rodent for the big prey. They and the prairie dogs get along just fine and seem to respect each others space most times. I can sit for hours observing and photographing these little guys.
The black-tailed prairie dog is not loved by the cattlemen but these critters still amaze me. It has taken me many tries to capture this scene. I wanted it to be a side profile with the dog at his apex in his alert call. It happens at a blink of an eye and much patience was required to get this one.