Working on some of my older shots you find some good ones from time to time shot this in North Vancouver B.C. Canada

Northern Pygmy Owl uses a broad spectrum of forest habitat and prefers sites with low to intermediate canopy coverage. The Northern Pygmy Owl is most common near the edges of meadows, lakes and other similar clearings. In the Rocky Mountains, the Northern Pygmy Owl is usually found in the vicinity of meadows or other sizeable openings in the forest. Human development and habitat alteration appears not to have affected this owl’s breeding activity or survival, and partial forest clearing may improve hunting opportunities for the species. In the central and northern Rocky Mountains, the pygmy owl may occur up to elevations of 3600 metres. During the winter months the pygmy owl may be forced to move to lower elevations, including prairie foothills, sometimes well away from forested areas.



I have been a photographer for over 20 years and of all my subjects, including weddings, dogs, sports including CFL football and hockey, my true love is nature photography, whether it is landscape, macros or wildlife. I live in the country in Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, so a lot of my favourite subjects are at my doorstep. I shoot with all Nikon equipment.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

    8 December 2010 … one image per day

  • Brian Pelkey
    Brian Pelkeyover 3 years ago

    I am thrilled that you found my work because that led me to yours. I can’t wait to browse your portfolio and pick out what is sure to be many favorites. Heading out to see my Dad this morning. This photo is just amazing.


  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot of a Northern Pygmy Owl all fluffed up, indicating it is cold out. : )

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 3 years ago

  • Thanks Very much..

    – j Kirk Photography Kirk Friederich

  • marjas
    marjasover 3 years ago

    Congratulations with your Feature :-)

  • thnak you.

    – j Kirk Photography Kirk Friederich

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, great WORK and well earned.

  • McGaffus
    McGaffusover 3 years ago


  • wow thanks

    – j Kirk Photography Kirk Friederich

  • JeffeeArt4u
    JeffeeArt4uover 3 years ago

    Well, the Pigmey Owl from canada is quite a squashed looking little thing…I didn’t comment the first time I looked, but thought I would go ahead and speak my reaction. I just finished oilpainting a Barred Owl, and was looking at owls. havent uploaded yet. Jeffee

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful capture of this little beautiful owl Kirk.

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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