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Great grey owl, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands Zoo shot of my all-time favorite owl. I&#039;ll never tire of repeating the same fun facts about this species:<br />
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This huge owl is extremely thin and small, a considerable part of its volume is to protect itself against the cold:<br />
<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_grey_owl#/media/File:Strix_nebulosa_plumage.jpg" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_grey_owl#/media/File:Strix_nebulosa_plumage.jpg</a><br />
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The feather arrangement on its head is shaped like a radar, capable of detecting the sound of even a remote mouse&#039;s foot steps.<br />
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It has special wing tips that make for a flight (more like a glide) that is sound-free.  Europe,Great Grey Owl,Netherlands,Strix nebulosa,Volkel,World,Zie-Zoo,Zoo Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Great grey owl, Zie-Zoo, Netherlands

Zoo shot of my all-time favorite owl. I'll never tire of repeating the same fun facts about this species:

This huge owl is extremely thin and small, a considerable part of its volume is to protect itself against the cold:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_grey_owl#/media/File:Strix_nebulosa_plumage.jpg

The feather arrangement on its head is shaped like a radar, capable of detecting the sound of even a remote mouse's foot steps.

It has special wing tips that make for a flight (more like a glide) that is sound-free.

    comments (4)

  1. So cool! That graphic is crazy - it’s body is so tiny! I think that must be what my cat looks like underneath all of her fur ;P Posted 2 years ago
    1. Yes, that's the first thing that comes to my mind as well, cats being thin and bizarre looking behind their fur :) Posted 2 years ago
  2. This looks like a painting! Just perfect in every way! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thank you, Lisa. The reality here though was that a fence was in between and the background is an iron surrounding. Luckily I can crop in quite far whilst still having enough detail. Posted 2 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 11, 2018. Captured May 6, 2018 13:26.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/5.6
  • 1/100s
  • ISO320
  • 400mm