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A snowy Snowy by Jim Cumming

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I’ve been trying to find and photograph this Snowy owl for over a month but without success. On my 5th trip to an area about an hour outside of Ottawa I finally spotted him and spent about 5 hours following him around an area covering about 3 square miles. Standing in the middle of an open field with the wind howling in your face and temperatures hovering around -10 with windchill of -20 was well worth it. Taken in Ste-Rose, Ontario, Canada area with a Canon 40D, Canon 300 2.8 IS lens
Published in Canadian Geographics ‘Best Wildlife Pictures 2012’ magazine


Linaji Award
Excellence in Wildlife Photography
SoJie 15, May 2012

Homepage Feature – 27 December 2010

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flight, mood, owl, snowfall, snowy, snowy owl, bird, wildlife, owls, birds of prey, wings, nature

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I’m an amateur photographer and have been photographing wildlife since 2008
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Comments

  • Matthew Walters
    Matthew Waltersover 4 years ago

    Great shot Jim, I think you’ve caught the flight perfectly – the tones are great too.

  • Thanks Matthew

    – Jim Cumming

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    Bravo! I commend you for your patience and persistence! Way to shine!

  • Thank you very much Lee-Anne

    – Jim Cumming

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 4 years ago

    I have never seen one, ever and am completely envious.

  • This is just the second one I’ve seen…a thrill no less

    – Jim Cumming

  • kyteflyer
    kyteflyerover 4 years ago

    Good lord, you spent that long chasing this guy? It was worth it, he’s gorgeous, and so is the shot.. but you must have been frozen solid!

  • Thanks Sue…time goes by fast when you’re having fun….frozen fun

    – Jim Cumming

  • Kimberly Chadwick
    Kimberly Chadwickover 4 years ago

    It was worth it~ Though you are a tough guy, it gets below 50 here and I am whining! However I am a desert rat and a wus! Great capture Jim!

  • Thanks Kimberley

    – Jim Cumming

  • DARRIN ALDRIDGE
    DARRIN ALDRIDGEover 4 years ago

    Your photo is breathtaking and the focus is superb!

  • Thank you very much Darrin

    – Jim Cumming

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    Thats very beautiful….Excellent photo with all the snow…!

  • Thanks very much Ellen

    – Jim Cumming

  • greenfrog153
    greenfrog153over 4 years ago

    Stunning image Jim.

  • Thanks greenfrog153

    – Jim Cumming

  • gdbeeler
    gdbeelerover 4 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • Thanks laot Gary

    – Jim Cumming

  • reindeer
    reindeerover 4 years ago

    You are one dedicated photographer, a trait that has paid off well! Wonderful capture! =)

  • Your too kind reindeer

    – Jim Cumming

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