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Great Grey Owl, the flying radar This is a 10% crop, so forgive me for the slight loss of detail. I just wanted to highlight the head of this beauty, where the hairs are positioned in a radar-like cone for maximum hearing. This highly specialized killer has other hunter traits, such as wingtips that allow for a silent flight. BestZOO,Geotagged,Great Grey Owl,Strix nebulosa,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Great Grey Owl, the flying radar

This is a 10% crop, so forgive me for the slight loss of detail. I just wanted to highlight the head of this beauty, where the hairs are positioned in a radar-like cone for maximum hearing. This highly specialized killer has other hunter traits, such as wingtips that allow for a silent flight.

    comments (3)

  1. Wow, this is an AMAZINGly fascinating shot. You've truly outdone yourself! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thanks so much Ludo, it's one of my favorites animals. Posted 8 years ago
  2. So wise... Posted 8 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
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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By Ferdy Christant

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Uploaded Jun 14, 2012. Captured Apr 21, 2012 14:50 in Molenkampseweg, 5681 Best, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO500
  • 105mm