You never know what treasures you’ll find when you explore out in nature. As I searched for black bears in one of my favorite locations near the South Shore of Lake Tahoe, I happened upon these two beauties. Northern Saw-Whet Owls just out of the nest. With their limited experience, they had no idea what I was. I kept my distance, using a long lens, so as not to disturb them. These inquisitive little fluff balls are some of the cutest wild creatures I’ve seen.