Photos of the day: July 1-15, 2021

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 20,000 pictures in our Reader GalleriesOur selections from the first half of July 2021 included an amazing photo of a Red-shouldered Hawk, a rare sighting of Piping Plovers, a fantastic portrait of an Allen’s Hummingbird, and more!

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Great Gray Owl by David Mundy

Great Gray Owl by David Mundy

This Great Gray Owl's pupils are noticeably different in size. David Mundy took the photo west of Calgary, Alberta. It's the newest photo in our Atypical Birds Gallery, which features images of hybrid birds, plumage abnormalities, and birds with structural malformations.