Great Horned Owl ~ Captive (6mos) by Kimberly Chadwick

Great Horned Owl ~ Captive (6mos) by 


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Taken during the Raptor Free Flight Demonstration at Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum
Her second week of appearances.

Tucson, Arizona
Canon Powershot SX10IS

Great Horned Owl

A large powerful owl, resident in all habitats from the tundra edges to deserts and in to tropical America, Great Horned fills the ecological niches occupied during the day by Red-tailed Hawk.

Emerging at dusk, it surveys an open area from a favorite perch for just about any prey including skunks and opossums, snakes and scorpions. Even other owls and birds as large as grouse and American Bittern!. It can take prey weighting up to 3x its own body weight!

In flight this owl recalls buteo hawk, but it has a more compact wing shape and robust body.

VOICE Familiar duet of paired adults consist of low hooting, accelerating at first, then closing with 2 longer hoos. Smaller males


  • The Great Horned Owl will eat birds ranging in size from kinglets to Great Blue Herons and regularly eat other owls.
  • The reintroduction of Peregrine Falcons has been hampered in some areas by owls killing both adult and nestling falcons.
  • In frigid areas, where larger prey cannot be eaten quickly, they may let uneaten food freeze and then thaw it out later using their own body heat.
  • A group of owls has many collective nouns, including a “bazaar”, “glaring”, “parliament”, “stooping”, and “wisdom” of owls.

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My goal is to get my name out there among the vast ocean of Natural photographers. To be known for my skill with a Point & Shoot~

My images are not photo shopped. They have only been adjusted with basic sharpening, contrasting & saturation techniques. I believe that in order to appreciate Nature, you have to capture it as it is, naturally.

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  • Digitalbcon
    Digitalbconover 4 years ago

    This is perfect Kimberly1! Wow, the detail is fantastic!! Well done!!!

  • Thank you Blair! Your visits always bring a smile to my heart!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Elaine Bawden
    Elaine Bawdenover 4 years ago

    WOW!!! Beautiful :)))

  • Thank you very much Elaine!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtover 4 years ago

    Holy cow! You out did yourself on this one, The detail in the eyes and the entire image is outstanding! Are you sure you used a P&S, because you have that thing mastered. Awsome capture!

  • Awwww Sherry, thank you for feeding my ego my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 4 years ago

    beautiful scene… nicely done…

  • Thank you George!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Diana Graves Photography
    Diana Graves P...over 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Many thanks Diana!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Bonnie Robert
    Bonnie Robertover 4 years ago

    If I hadn’t seen you at work I might agree with Sherry. Then too you could have had a big Canon hide up your sleeve! Tee Hee. You go girl, I think you make that P&S work better than my Rebel. Super Capture. Hugssssss

  • LOL, that would be hard to hide I think…thank you my friend!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 4 years ago

    Wow magnificent capture, well done

  • Thank you bunches Robert!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image Kimberly!!

  • Thank you Marvin, that means a lot Sir!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 4 years ago

    What a gorgeous looking bird! :) Not only are his eye’s striking but his feathers are too! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thank you so much Gabe!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

  • Alwyn Simple
    Alwyn Simpleover 4 years ago

    A beautiful shot Kimberly.

  • I appreciate that very much Alwyn!

    – Kimberly Chadwick

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