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  1. My fav owl, Mr (or Ms) radar head :) Posted 5 years ago
    1. They are awesome aren't they! Posted 5 years ago
      1. Oh yes they are! This video shows some of their amazing characteristics:

        My favorite one being their special tips on the wings, for a soundless flight.
        Posted 5 years ago
  2. Such a beautiful pic! Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Tarsier :) Posted 5 years ago
  3. Wow, a nice expression on its face. Great snap. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you Sunil :) Posted 5 years ago
  4. A brilliant photo! I love the detail, and I must agree with Ferdy that these are also my favorite owl species. Posted 5 years ago
    1. Thank you travis :) Posted 5 years ago
  5. a beauty! May I ask how you got so close? I have been taking birds for many years but never managed to get an owl, they seem to be elusive and pretty unpredictable. Or do yours come out in broad daylight? Posted 5 years ago
    1. She was being harassed by ravens when I found her, and as long as I was there they left her alone so she let me close. Posted 5 years ago
      1. How clever of her to you you as a bodyguard! thank you very much for sharing. Posted 5 years ago
        1. You are very welcome :) Posted 5 years ago

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The great grey owl or great gray owl is a very large owl, documented as the world's largest species of owl by length. It is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere, and it is the only species in the genus ''Strix'' found in both Eastern and Western Hemispheres. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North, cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, spruce owl, bearded owl, and sooty owl.

Similar species: Owls
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Uploaded Dec 1, 2015. Captured Jan 19, 2015 14:36.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/8.0
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  • ISO500
  • 400mm