After years of failed eggs, Gandolph the Owl became increasingly frustrated and distressed at the North East Falconry Center in Scotland. When the man who ran the center, John Barrie, was given a goose egg by a neighbor, he saw an opportunity to soothe Gandolph's angst. There was some concern, as many birds, particular owls, will ignore or kill an egg different than their own. Not Gandolf: The egg hatched, and she immediately took to mothering the baby, who quickly imprinted on her.
When taking photographs is a nice a feeling when one or two come out as planned, but the best ones are often the ones that you never intended to take and somehow turned out like the ones below. Check out this 20 perfectly timed animal photos.