By Saloni Mathur

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EXCITING images capture a barn owl flying in the setting sun after hunting a vole for its dinner in Haworth, West Yorkshire.

Barn owls can be identified from their heart-shaped face, beige back and wings and pure white underparts,

As per the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, these owls are a Schedule 1 and 9 species, which means it’s illegal to intentionally or recklessly disturb them.

It also means it is illegal to release them into the wild in the UK.

These beautiful captures were taken by David Driver, a renowned wildlife photographer from Oakworth, UK.

“It is always a delight to see these birds, especially when they are staring at you and holding prey,” he said.

“I watch for these owls most evenings and nights since they are nocturnal birds and wait for opportunities like this to photograph them.

“I used a Canon R5 mirrorless camera with a Canon 300mm 2.8 prime lens and a x2 converter to capture these images from a distance of 30 feet. ”

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