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Northern Hawk Owl pouncing

By gregster09
This is an owl of the northern forests, which moves south when food is not sufficient. It is a very rare bird for my area, and it stayed for several months. They are entirely unafraid of people and let you make a very close approach. Here he is about to pounce on a mouse.
Image details
Image size
573x720px 144.32 KB
Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/2048 second
Focal Length
420 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 23, 2008, 10:05:14 AM
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Melina-the-Thief's avatar
Cool, but where's the mouse? XD
Silver-Otter's avatar
All of your photos are really great (I just have no words to express) but this capture is quite wonderful!   La la la la 
Jamie-MacArthur's avatar
Superb !!! I'm Jealous !
Kaptive8's avatar
That is an amazing shot!!
SilverVulpine's avatar
Spectacular shot! :)
RaptorJen's avatar
Jedi-Guardian's avatar
Superb shot and all, but I can't stop laughing because it looks like it's being supported by it's tail feathers!
Miko-dono's avatar
Perfect timing! Those claws look deadly.
freckles-n-curls's avatar
wow! great timing! :) great work!
joeyv7's avatar
incredible shot - interesting they're not shy, too :)
aerendial's avatar
healing my eyes --> [link]
PierreRodriguez's avatar
Beautiful photography !! :)
Lunchi's avatar
Featured in my new journal:
NebulaOwl's avatar
Your extraordinary art has been featured here! [link]
RookinherRookery's avatar
My mind is blown. I'd go to bed - the Internet can NOT impress me any more tonight, after having seen this! - but I'd probably dream I was a mouse.
jmorante77's avatar
Amazing capture!!
terceleto's avatar
I've developed quite the fondness for these guys recently and would love to see one in the wild. Thanks for sharing this photo!
photocrafter's avatar
WOW! great shot!
copperarabian's avatar
It's really cute how it looks as if it is standing on it's tail :D
PaganFireSnake's avatar
Awesome capture and beautiful owl.:)
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