Baby owl thanks mother for bringing it food with an adorable kiss on the cheek
Photographer Jeffrey Van Daele says the ravenous baby was actually coaxing its mother to bring it more food
Mothers will do anything for their babies and this mother owl has proved that the same sentiment exists in the animal kingdom as well. A Belgian photographer watched a mother owl carry food for its newborn — who was seemingly very hungry — all through the day.
With its hunger satisfied and taken care of, the young owl was visibly very grateful and was seen giving its mother a kiss on the cheek. The precious moment was captured in a picture taken by Belgian photographer Jeffrey Van Daele in Kalmthout, Belgium.
Baby owl “kisses”* mum after she spent a whole day bringing it food. *The Daily Mail said kisses, the photographer said the baby was actually attempting to get more food. I love the mum’s “Oh, ffs” expression. (Pic Jeffrey Van Daele) pic.twitter.com/gGANty1Aof— Tim Brannigan (@tim_brannigan) August 23, 2018
As reported by DailyMail, the 43-year-old shared, "I had been in the hide for a few hours, during which time the parent was continuously bringing food to the young. The young was eating very fast and I had to use burst mode on the camera so I wouldn't miss a shot. The moment the food was gone, the young kept snapping and the parent suddenly looked at me. These three things in one shot created the illusion of a kiss. In fact, the parent was probably lucky not to lose an eye."