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Yes? You had something to say? The Great Grey Owl has an intimidating look, but it is mostly bluff. Beneath the feathers is a very thin body, about as thin as the distance between its eyes. It's all fluff and bluff, unless you're a mouse. BestZOO,Geotagged,Great Grey Owl,Strix nebulosa,The Netherlands Click/tap to enlarge

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The Great Grey Owl has an intimidating look, but it is mostly bluff. Beneath the feathers is a very thin body, about as thin as the distance between its eyes. It's all fluff and bluff, unless you're a mouse.

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  1. Is that so? I did not know, haha, that is some bluff, he fooled me! Your owl shots are always great. This one is no exception. 'You lookin'at me, hombre?' Or in owlish more probably 'Dear sir, would you be so kind as to explain why I seem to attract your sudden attention?' Posted 9 years ago
    1. Hehe. By the way, here's the ratio of body and feathers visualized:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Strix_nebulosa_plumage.jpg
      Posted 9 years ago
      1. Haha, wow, that is something learned today. What a meager thing and actually a big beak. You only ever see a nip of it. Handy to hide a few mice in those feathers;) Posted 9 years ago, modified 9 years ago
      2. Some owls can do so some impressive shape shifting:
        Posted 9 years ago
        1. Holy *crap*, that is so bizarre I wonder if its real? Posted 9 years ago
          1. If it is fake, it took a good pair of artists. Wow. Posted 9 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 14:51 in Molenkampseweg, 5681 Best, The Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/6.3
  • 1/200s
  • ISO2000
  • 105mm