Every day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 20,000 pictures in our Reader Galleries. Our selections below from the first half of September 2021 include photos of two forms of Steller’s Jay, an Atlantic Puffin, a wonderful snapshot of a Burrowing Owl, and more!
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Based on variations in coloration, multiple subspecies of Steller’s Jay have been identified. This image, taken by Edwin Bowe at Yellowstone National Park, shows a Rocky Mountain form with the incomplete white eye ring and white streaks on the head.