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Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Description:

GHOW's can have a little past 5 foot wingspans and will take anything they so see fit, including skunks. They are one of the only natural predators of the skunk, and one of the most successful in the world, because of their near-silent flight; not to mention their size of over 2 feet long and great camouflage.

Notes:

A very large female GHOW on a foggy morning at Bodega Head, Bodega bay, CA. I'm very happy about this series because these are my first GHOW shot where it is not sitting on something made by humans.

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6 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Thanks man. Fog is a double-edged sword sometimes!

beaker98
beaker98 6 years ago

I love how the fog adds to this photo! Gorgeous!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

thank you tdurkin14. she's really is :)

tdurkin14
tdurkin14 6 years ago

What a beauty!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

Thanks Ashley, you got that right :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 6 years ago

He is very pretty!

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

California, USA

Spotted on Jul 12, 2013
Submitted on Jul 17, 2013

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