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Great Horned Owl I almost missed this opportunity however my gut and my fiancé both insisted we turn back and see if my eyes were deceiving me or not. To my pleasure, they were not!  Great Horned Owl,bird of prey,fence,owl,perch,snow,winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Great Horned Owl

I almost missed this opportunity however my gut and my fiancé both insisted we turn back and see if my eyes were deceiving me or not. To my pleasure, they were not!

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  1. What a spectacular sighting! I love owls and have always wanted to photograph one in the wild, but never have had the right opportunity present itself. Great job! Posted 4 years ago
  2. Wow! he let you get so close. Posted 4 years ago
  3. Thank you! I haven't had many chances such as this either, definitely gets your adrenaline going! :-D Posted 4 years ago
  4. Welcome to JungleDragon, Tracy, what an exciting spotting to start with on the site. I see you already figured out how to identify species, which is great, well done!

    One tip: if you're responding directly to somebody's comment, please use the "reply" link below it, otherwise the people you address will not get a notification and may miss your answer. I hope this helps, looking forward to more of your work.
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you and ok, gotter! ;-) Posted 4 years ago
  5. What a beauty, but I think you've got a Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus ) there - as far as I can tell the Spotted Eagle Owl only lives in Africa. Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. Ok, yes I originally thought it was a Great Horned Owl but then was told not and that it was an Eagle Owl. I googled and it's really tough to say for sure unless owls are your specialty, but I think you are correct. I will see if I can change it. Posted 4 years ago
  6. Nice spotting. Good one. Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you! Posted 4 years ago

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The Great Horned Owl, also known as the Tiger Owl, is a large owl native to the Americas. It is an adaptable bird with a vast range and is the most widely distributed true owl in the Americas.

Similar species: Owls
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By Tracy Shawn

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Uploaded Jan 7, 2015. Captured Dec 7, 2014 10:29.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/9.0
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO320
  • 200mm