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Usually associated with the high arctic, Snowy Owls are not common on the 49th parallel. Nonetheless, this shot and others were shot just south of Vancouver in November. Snowy Owls do not perch in trees, because there are no trees in the Arctic. This bird is flying close to the ground after leaving a perch on a fallen log. The image was captured using a Nikon D3s and Nikkor f4 600 mm lens at ISO 640, f9, 1/1250 s.