A Northern Hawk Owl about to devour a hapless rodent. Photographed on the outskirts of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC , Canada this was a very rare visitor to the Island and stayed in the same location for several weeks.
Canon 40D1/1250sec f7.1 ISO 400
bird of prey northern hawk owl predator raptor
An amazing capture Martin ;) xoxox TK
Fantastic capture Marvin
Awesome capture Martin…have joined some of the groups? like “birds of prey” there are many wildlife groups you can join…gets your work out there…
What an awesome shot! This is magnificent!
Which is why they say, “Chow, baby”
Thank you very much everyone for your comments!
Omg this is so sad…..the look on that little mouse’s face :SExcellent capture though
Sadly one of the problems of being low down on the food chain! Thanks again for your comments!
Perfect timing for a wonderful and rare capture of a Northern Hawk Owl with its prey! I have a feeling I may have met you and or was taking pics of this owl on one of the same mornings? It sure was exciting to see a Northern Hawk Owl in real life and on Vancouver Island where they normally don’t venture! Thank you for sharing this very nice photo of special visitor here! : )
Apologies for the delay in responding Sandy, this one seemed to have slipped through the net! Anyway thank you very much for your kind comments! We may well have met at this location as I was there on several occasions and met quite a few people. It certainly was a great photographic opportunity to have such a rare visitor to the Island! Lets hope for more such opportunities this coming winter (if it ever stops raining!!!)
WOW! It doesn’t get any better! The mouse looks so animated in that stronghold. You had delightful co-operation from your subjects.
Thanks again Lee-Anne!!
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