Seattle Times reader Mark Wangerin’s photo of an Anna’s hummingbird hectoring a barred owl in Fauntleroy Park.

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Photographer: Mark Wangerin, Seattle Photo taken: March 21, West Seattle Photographer’s description: “All winter I looked for barred owls in Lincoln and Fauntleroy parks. … This day the parents and single fledgling were ‘hooting it up’ and being mobbed by Steller’s jays and Anna’s hummingbirds. I took a series of photos, including this one of a hummingbird challenging the owl (look closely). Taken with a Nikon D7100 with Sigma 150-500mm lens hand held at 1/200 sec.” Katie’s critique: “Wow! I didn’t see the hummingbird on first glance. This is a cool and unique shot. I want this photo to be less ‘Where’s Waldo?’ and have more impact — by zooming in more with that 500mm lens or cropping to showcase the hummingbird’s presence. Nevertheless, what an awesome moment captured!” Share your recent photo from around the Northwest. Submit online at We judge the best and award a $250 prize every December. Gallery below includes past Reader’s Lens picks.

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