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The Great Horned Owl is the heaviest extant owl in Central and South America and is the second heaviest owl in North America, after the closely related but very different looking Snowy Owl (B. scandiacus). It ranges in length from 43–64 cm (17–25 in) and has a wingspan of 91–153 cm (36–60 in) Females are invariably somewhat larger than males. An average adult is around 55 cm (22 in) long with a 124 cm (49 in) wingspan and weighing about 1.4 kg (3.1 lb). Depending on subspecies, the Great Horned Owl can weigh from 0.6 to 2.6 kg (1.3 to 5.7 lb) Among standard measurements, the tail measures 17.5–25 cm (6.9–9.8 in) long, the wing chord measures 31.3–40 cm (12.3–16 in), the tarsal length is 5.4–8 cm (2.1–3.1 in) and the bill is 3.3–5.2 cm (1.3–2.0 in).

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Taken in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D800
1/125
F6.7
ISO 640
EV 0.0
Pattern Metering
No Flash
600 MM
Tripod
WB Sun

Comments

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture. Trying out the new wings. :o)

  • Wolf Read
    Wolf Readover 1 year ago

    I really like that pose. Great image.

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenover 1 year ago

    Great shot Michael

  • Thea 65
    Thea 65over 1 year ago

    Wonderful pose. Great shot, Michael!

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    What an outstanding (almost Upstanding) shot, Michael! Love those feet ~ looks as if he’s trying to figure them out himself….

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture Michael, Love the light in this one :o)x

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    May 19, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • jozi1
    jozi1over 1 year ago

    Awesome,Michael :)

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!

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  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 1 year ago


    had to feature you twice
    these are amazing

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