The Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus) is a small owl found in the forests of Alaska, Canada, Eurasia, and the mounatins of the Western United States.

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, 500.0 mm at 500 mm, 1/8 sec at f/10, ISO 400

In order to discuss the Big Game on his show without inviting the wrath of the NFL’s litigious attorneys, Steven Colbert covered his butt by shifting one letter and referring to today’s game as “The Superb Owl.” Click here to view some of those funny video clips.

As usual, I enjoyed Colbert’s silly wordplay, but then thought to myself, “Why not join in the fun?” So in celebration of Super Bowl Sunday, I present my Superb Owl of 2014. The little guy pictured above is a Boreal Owl photographed on Amherst Island in Ontario, Canada.

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