Aboard a kayak on Finland’s Lake Tuusula, Pentti Taskinen saw something splashing in the water. When he paddled closer, he realized it was an owl about to suffer a slow, hypothermic death. So he saved it.
Taskinen then took these marvelous photos:
The Big Lead notes, “Whatever happened, Taskinen got the owl onto his kayak and took him back to shore to dry off and warm up.”[via Reddit]