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Location: ZOO, Wrocław, Poland
Specie: Great Grey Owl

The Great Grey Owl or Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl, distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North, Cinereous Owl, Spectral Owl, Lapland Owl, Spruce Owl, Bearded Owl, and Sooty Owl.

Adults have a big, rounded head with a grey face and yellow eyes with darker circles around them. The underparts are light with dark streaks; the upper parts are grey with pale bars. This owl does not have ear tufts and has the largest facial disc of any raptor.

Their breeding habitat is the dense coniferous forests of the taiga, near open areas, such as meadows or bogs. Great Grey Owls do not build nests, so typically use nests previously used by a large bird, such as a raptor. On the nesting grounds, they mainly hunt at night and near dawn and dusk; at other times, they are active mostly during the night.

Date taken: 23.10.2013
Camera: Canon EOS 450D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 70-200 mm f/2.8 Di LD (IF) MACRO
1/100s * F/3.2 * 200mm * ISO800

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  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroover 1 year ago

    great capture Dominika!

  • Thank you. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 1 year ago

    Terrific capture Domininka – I love the way the Owl is just peering over the foliage !

  • Thanks :) It was fun to observe it.

    – Dominika Aniola

  • SunchiaMilic
    SunchiaMilicover 1 year ago

    Great shot

  • Thank you!

    – Dominika Aniola

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture, Dominika!!!

  • Thank you. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago

    cool shot

  • Thank you. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • walela
    walelaover 1 year ago

    Fabulous shot!

  • Thank you. :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • redsirens
    redsirensover 1 year ago


  • :) Gorgeous, isn’t he. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkover 1 year ago

    Great shot!!!!

  • Thank you. :))

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Keala
    Kealaover 1 year ago

    Wonderful shot!

  • Thank you. :)

    – Dominika Aniola

  • Margaret Stanton
    Margaret Stantonabout 1 year ago


  • Thank you! :)

    – Dominika Aniola

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