This is the adorable moment an owl was captured on camera while running across the lawn.
Taken by Dutch wildlife photographer Hannie Heere, the 63-year-old was out taking pictures of owls in the barn when she saw the little guy.
It turns out that barn owls don’t start flapping their wings until seven weeks old and can make short flights by eight weeks.
But until then, baby owls need to use their legs to walk and work to develop these muscles.
This particular baby owl decided to do this by going for a run, and luckily Heere was there to capture the moment for us.
“I was lying on the ground,” Heere said. “This baby bird has not yet flown and is not afraid. I took the picture from a distance of about 5 to 6 meters [~16 feet]. ”
The photo has grown in popularity since it was published online and has been used as a meme on various social networks.
“I was very, very surprised [by how popular the photo was],” Heere said.
See more of Heere’s on her Facebook.