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Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiacus


This large, heavy owl is predominately white. Young males and females are heavily barred with brown or black. Adult males tend to be lighter. Wingspan is up to 145 cm (57 in) in length.


Breeds on Arctic tundra and often moves south to southern Canada in winter, along with New England. In some years, they move south into northern or even central US.

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Nayeli 6 years ago

Nice pic!!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

Thanks everyone for your kind comments....

dotun55 6 years ago

Picturesque. Very nice!

Wild Things
Wild Things 6 years ago

Lovely shots Gordon!

LuisStevens 6 years ago

Beautiful shot!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

Thanks Patty and Austin. I visited Sax-Zim Bog (Minnesota) for an afternoon and the next morning and found three rare species of owls: snowy, great gray, and northern hawk owls. I managed to photograph all three with varying success, but these two shots were my favorites of the trip. Sax-Zim Bog is an up and coming winter birding location (although summer is also very good). There is some talk of it becoming a National Wildlife Refuge because of its rare and unusual species. Very cool place (especially in winter...grin).

patty 6 years ago

Wow!!!!!!! Beautiful owl and picture Gordon!!!!!! =)

AustinC 6 years ago

Love the composition with the moon! Awesome shots!

Gordon Dietzman
Spotted by
Gordon Dietzman

Minnesota, USA

Spotted on Mar 13, 2014
Submitted on Mar 18, 2014

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