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Wisdom Taken at Chester Zoo, England. Geotagged,Great Grey Owl,Strix nebulosa,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Robert John, amazing shot, beautiful contrast in greys, well chosen backdrop here. I just love those eyes. Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thank you very much! It's always nice to get feedback, but a bonus when it's all positive haha. This is my first photography competition so I was just curious to see how it would do. Thank you again for the comment! Posted 8 years ago
  2. Well deserved;) I read you also like horror movies, did you see Braindead? Bet you have, like it so very much, grin. In my old days I played a lot of games, the Atari age it was, 8bit, 16 bit, lots and lots of 'm.
    Shoot on, RJ, stay wild and have fun over here! I'll do the same, if only for the fun of it. All that competition in the competition:) I
    Posted 8 years ago
  3. Haha braindead is a classic! I recently purchased (but not yet watched) troll and troll 2 Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
  4. Thank you for the votes so far everyone :] Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
  5. Welcome to JungleDragon RJ. I see you have good taste. Not only in movies, but also in uploading a photo of the admin's favorite specie. Promoted to homepage as a warm welcome. Posted 8 years ago
    1. Wow, thank you so much! I'm really glad I came across this site. Everyone is so friendly and talented. I look forward to getting to know people and to hopefully make a few friends along the way. Posted 8 years ago
      1. And we're glad you came here. We're a small community, and really need active members, also after the contest. You're always welcome here, and in case of any questions, please let us know. Posted 8 years ago
  6. I definitely plan to stick around and participate in discussions after the competition. Posted 8 years ago
  7. And thank you, I'm sure I'll have lots of questions as I progress through my photography. The same goes to you and all the other members. If they have any questions about my shots then I'd be more than happy to try and answer them. Posted 8 years ago
  8. Great shot! Such dramatic lighting! Posted 8 years ago
    1. Thank you Mark :] Posted 8 years ago
  9. Congrats with your winning photo!
    Nice choice for the B&W...
    Posted 8 years ago
  10. Congrats! Great photo. Posted 8 years ago
  11. A massive thank you to anyone who voted and commented on this photograph. I really appreciate the feedback given and hope to remain an active member of the Jungle Dragon community! 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 Robert Embley
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By Robert Embley

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Uploaded Oct 9, 2012. Captured Aug 31, 2012 10:37 in Eaton Rd, Winsford, Cheshire East CW7, UK.
  • Canon EOS 600D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/166s
  • ISO100
  • 250mm