A barn owl sitting in a palm tree at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge. Sonny grew up around the lake when it was still a viable recreation and wildlife area, learning to waterski there. Later, as a congressman, he lobbied and fundraised for this refuge at what is one of the last remaining stopovers for migrating birds in the region. Right up the road was this:
Monumental decay, accentuated by a dramatic camera angle. One of my favorite things.