The Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) is a medium-sized predator with a grey facial disk and finely barred under parts. They have an agile fast flight and occasionally seen hovering as in this photo. They can be found in coniferous or mixed woods near clearings.



owls, northern hawk owls, predators, birds


  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiterover 3 years ago

    Wow!!! Love the action! Such beautiful detail!

  • Thank you very much!


    – DigitallyStill

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 3 years ago

    Nice shot of the owl looking for a meal while displaying the full spread of feathers

  • Thank you very much Daniel. They are such impressive owls. Love their stern look. ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

  • Jim Cumming
    Jim Cummingover 3 years ago

    Very nice Francine

  • Thank very much Jim. ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

  • fotoflossy
    fotoflossyover 3 years ago

    Totally awesome capture! Wonderful work!

  • Thank you very much Tammy. Truly appreciated!


    – DigitallyStill

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous beauty. Splendid capture.

  • Lady luck strikes again. ;-) Thanks so very much Bunny.

    – DigitallyStill

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenover 3 years ago

    Now that’s a beauty! Great hover shot, Francine!

  • Thanks Bill. Truly appreciated!

    – DigitallyStill

  • laurav
    lauravover 3 years ago

    Simply Stunning!!

  • Thanks so very much Lauva. Truly appreciated. ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 3 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Many thanks Rick! Always appreciated. ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

  • DragonflyDancer
    DragonflyDancerover 3 years ago

    Fantastic in flight capture, Francine! A fave!

  • So very nice to hear Sabrina. Thanks for the fav and for the lovely comments. ;-)


    – DigitallyStill

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carverover 3 years ago


  • Cheers and thanks! ;-)

    – DigitallyStill

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