The Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) is the most widely distributed owl in the Americas; it ranges from Northern Canada to South America. This owl has a distinctive, haunting call of “ho-ho-hoo hoo hoo” and it’s ‘horns’ are really tufts of feathers. The Great Horned Owl can be heard (and seen if you have keen eyes) in the Botanical Gardens in Georgetown as well as in and around forest islands in the Rupununi Savannahs.
Photographer, Andrew Snyder, caught this young Iguana sunning on the bank of the Burro Burro River. In the Rupununi, Iguanas lay their eggs in the dry season on exposed sandbanks along the rivers and their eggs and meat are food resources for predators such as salipenter (Tegu lizard), hawks, vultures, and humans.