By Laura Dale

A lonely owl looks to be sharing an intimate moment with… itself.

Gisele Roy, who owns a promotional advertising company in Cape Coral Florida, USA captured the adorable owl bending over for a hug all alone on a branch.

The 59-year-old amateur photographer watched the burrowing owlheart-warmingly close its eyes and curl its wings as though to nuzzle its face into its feathers.

Gisele said: “Owls are so precious and quite comical.  I am just a novice amateur photographer that has a love for all types of owls.

“Most of the photographers came and went through the day.  I happened to stay from 7:30 AM through 6:30 PM as the sun was setting.”