Claim: Photographs show two cute owlets sitting in a tree.
Example: [Collected via email, December 2014]
Is this real? Picture of owlets making the rounds on facebook.
Origins: In December 2014, a photo purportedly showing two strange-looking owlets began circulating on Facebook:
The image received a viral boost on
The photograph, however, was not snapped by a wildlife photographer; rather it was taken by Russian puppet creator Marina Yamkoskaia. The image shown above was originally shared by Yamkoskaia on her Instagram account on
In an interview with the Russian publication Adme.ru, Yamkoskaia said she started drawing and sewing as a child:
“I get inspired rapidly. I see an interesting photo of an animal, think of a suitable fur, and I’m working!”
Last updated: 21 December 2014