“The Snowy Owl was first classified in 1758 by Carolus Linnaeus, the Swedish Swedish naturalist who developed binomial nomenclature to classify and organise plants and animals. The name “scandiacas” is a Latinised word referring to Scandinavia, as the Owl was first observed in the northern parts of Europe. Some other names for the Snowy Owl are Snow Owl, Arctic Owl, Great White Owl, Ghost Owl, Ermine Owl, Tundra Ghost, Ookpik, Scandinavian Nightbird, White Terror of the North, and Highland Tundra Owl. It is the official bird of Quebec." The Owl Pages

Nikon D300
ISO 400
EV 0.00
Center Weighted Metering
No Flash
550 MM

December in Owls of Ontario Calendar


  • EagleHunter
    EagleHunterabout 4 years ago

    Great shot of this beautiful owl.

  • Thank you Pam

    – Michael Cummings

  • Olitto
    Olittoabout 4 years ago

    This is such a beautiful bird and very well captured. Well done Michael.

  • Thank you Olitto

    – Michael Cummings

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Lorilee

    – Michael Cummings

    WINTERROSEabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you Rose

    – Michael Cummings

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 4 years ago

    wonderful bird, nice

  • Thanks Ryan

    – Michael Cummings

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyabout 4 years ago

    Another one of your gorgeous Owl captures I admire so friend!

  • Thank you very much Franklin

    – Michael Cummings

  • Akkra
    Akkraabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture! As a kid I always wondered how Snowy Owls managed to keep so white and pristine :D

  • Actually that’s a great question, I have no idea

    – Michael Cummings

  • Kratos
    Kratosabout 4 years ago

    Tremendous shot!

  • Thank you Kratos

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bobjarrett
    Bobjarrettabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image of a beautiful bird Michael!

  • Thanks Bob

    – Michael Cummings

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleabout 4 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks Rick

    – Michael Cummings

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