Snowy Owl In Flight by David Friederich

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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.


owl, snowy owl, flight, bc, canada, delta, boundary bay, raptor, bird

If I could live my life to live over, I would be a biologist because nature provides me with such joy and passion. I am able to capture and share my experiences in nature with good camera gear, and through the medium of RedBubble. I hope you enjoy my work capturing scenes from nature.

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  • smalletphotos
    smalletphotosover 2 years ago


  • Oh thank you. I love hearing from “new people”.

    – David Friederich

  • canonman99
    canonman99over 2 years ago

    always a beauty Dave, especially with the downward wing position

  • Oh thanks, Dennis. Glad you like it.

    – David Friederich

  • normanorly
    normanorlyover 2 years ago

    just Stunning!

  • Thank you so much.

    – David Friederich

  • deb cole
    deb coleover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture, David!!

  • Thank you, Deb.

    – David Friederich

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Awesome feathering details David

  • Thank you, Larry.

    – David Friederich

  • Jeff Weymier
    Jeff Weymierover 2 years ago

    Great shot.

  • Thanks Jeff.

    – David Friederich

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Charmiene.

    – David Friederich

  • TerrillWelch
    TerrillWelchover 2 years ago

    Amazing capture. We used to see them on occasion in Vanderhoof but I haven’t seen one this far south before.

  • Five years ago, I was aware that they were on Boundary Bay around Christmas time. I was not able to see them, then, but this time I was ready. Thank you for your comment, Terrill.

    – David Friederich

  • Polly Greathouse
    Polly Greathouseover 2 years ago

    Oh it is just breathtaking! Thanks for sharing, David.

  • Thank you, Polly.

    – David Friederich

  • supergold
    supergoldover 2 years ago

    wonderful capture

  • Thank you.

    – David Friederich

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