While hiking through a canyon in Lake Powell between Utah and Arizona in late 2016, Derrick Zuk and his friends saw one of the last things anyone ever expects an owl to do—swim.
Following behind with his camera, Zuk waded through the water to capture the owl's behavior as it bobs in and out of the water, swimming in a way that resembles a human's breast stroke. When the owl finally emerges from the water, making it to a small mound of earth, its wings look soaked and heavy. (Watch a mother owl battle a snake, and win.)
This isn't the first time an owl has been spotted seemingly swimming through the water. In 2014, a photographer captured a great horned owl similarly swimming across Lake Michigan, which racked up over two million video views.
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