Portrait of an Eagle-owl  by steppeland

Artis Amsterdam – Zoo collection

Eurasian Eagle-owl (Wikipedia) – the largest owl in the world… Even though I’ve been several time to Artis before, this was the first time I got to see and photograph him… Usually, he’s tucked away somewhere at the back of the exhibit, in a dark corner :)

IUCN Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera.
and Tamron 70-300mm Tele-macro1:2 lens
f-stop 4.0 , Exp. 1/90
focal length 100mm, ISO 400

113 views on Jan. 15, 2011

TAGS : animals, birds, owls, owl, wildlife, artis, amsterdam, zoo, beak, bill, eyes, feathers, brown, eurasian eagle owl, nature, portrait, wildlife

Features and Top10 placements
Featured in Made by Nature (Aug 28, 2010)
Top10 in The Catraven Challenge: Owls (May 28, 2011)
Top10 in Owls – Photography Challenge Group and featured in Photography Challenge Group (Feb 15, 2012)
Thank you so much to the hosts of these marvellous groups

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See more of my Birds photography
See more of my Artis Amsterdam zoo – collection
See more of my Wildlife photo’s

Comments and feed-back always welcome. Thanks for looking :)

Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
More of her work can be seen at DeviantArt and 500px

Comments and feed-back always welcome! Thanks for looking!

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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 5 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 5 years ago

    Excellent capture and detail

  • Thank you so much, my friend! :)

    – steppeland

  • wayne51
    wayne51about 5 years ago

    brilliant capture. Wayne

  • Thanks a lot, Wayne! Really appreciate it!

    – steppeland

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Lori, glad you like it!

    – steppeland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Excellent capture!! :D

  • Thank you so much, Cee! :)

    – steppeland

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Your cohosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • Thank you!

    – steppeland

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...about 5 years ago

    Magnificent capture!

  • Aww, thanks a lot, Kim!

    – steppeland

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1about 5 years ago

    Great job!

  • Thank you so much! :)

    – steppeland

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 5 years ago

    What a STUNNING capture this is – brilliant photography.

  • Aww, thank you so much, dear! <3

    – steppeland

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – steppeland

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