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Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiacus

Description:

This is one of the largest species of Owl with a wingspan of 49–59 in and on average it is the heaviest Owl in North America weighing 3.5 to 6.6 lb.

Habitat:

Snowy Owls breed in the Arctic Tundra and winter south through Canada.

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slombard88
slombard88 8 years ago
Snowy Owl
Bubo scandiacus Snowy Owl


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25 Comments (1–25)

MelissaPhillips
MelissaPhillips 8 years ago

Beautiful!

staccyh
staccyh 8 years ago

Wow! Beautiful bird. Great shot.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

@c.sydes: i think he's saying, "dude, quit photographing me" :D

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 8 years ago

really great shot, the detail is fabulous; as for the expression on its face. .well . . would be interesting to know what it was thinking

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

congrats amillion, ianmaton & thx for sharing

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 8 years ago

WoW

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 8 years ago

Gorgeous!

DoinaRussu
DoinaRussu 8 years ago

excellent! compliments!

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 8 years ago

awesome !

slombard88
slombard88 8 years ago

I really like Snowy Owls a lot. What a lovely picture! :)

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

What an incredible photo of a beautiful bird. Congratulations!

ianmaton
ianmaton 8 years ago

Thanks all. I saw a car approaching and guessed it would cause the Owl to fly from its perch on a telegraph pole. Lucky for me it flew in my direction...

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 8 years ago

Beautiful capture Thanks for sharing :)

alina
alina 8 years ago

wow! that is an amazing shot!

Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 8 years ago

What a wonderful photo of one of my favorite birds. Congratulations on a terrific flying photo.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Wow!

ianmaton
ianmaton 8 years ago

Thanks for all the kind comments. Of course, there's a lot of luck involved...

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

Amazing!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Fabulous capture Ian!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

very nice capture !

DebraKuonMerchant
DebraKuonMerchant 8 years ago

This is gorgeous!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wow extraordinary :)

Wonderful !

ianmaton
ianmaton 8 years ago

Thanks. I guessed that a car going past would cause the the Owl to take flight so for once I had the camera ready...

Ron Caswell
Ron Caswell 8 years ago

beautiful shot!

ianmaton
Spotted by
ianmaton

Alberta, Canada

Spotted on Feb 11, 2013
Submitted on Feb 12, 2013

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