351 views/21 faves/2 February 2012

Captured very early in the morning, near Oak Hammock Marsh, just north of Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada….Note: I took this image right from the car, just rolled down the window and snapped…When I attempted to get out he immediately took flight.

Camera Details: Canon XTi, Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 OS AV 6.3 Shutter Speed 1/320 IS0 400 Focal Length 480mm

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Most owls are creatures of the night. But not all. Above the Arctic Circle , where summer sunlight shines around the clock, the snowy owl, like all living things of the far North, adapts to days that are not bracketed by hours of darkness.

To judge by the range of prey taken by North America’s heftist owl, hunting without the concealing cover of darkness is no great handicap. The remains of animals as varied as ptarmigan and Arctic hare have been found around the owl’s tundra nests. The bird’s principal food is lemming, a small rodent. During the years when lemming numbers are at their peak, the snowy owl may hunt nothing else.

In winter, when darkness reigns for nearly 24 hours a day, the snowy owl moves southward from the upper limits of it’s breeding range. The prairie provinces of Canada are a traditional winter stronghold, and there the bird is a common fixture on fence posts and rooftops. During the years when prey within the normal winter range is in short supply, however, the great white owl of the Arctic occasionally wanders as far south as Alabama—-a surprising sight to behold in such balmy climes

Habitant: Open areas, dunes, and marshes.

Info gleened from the Readers Digest, Book of North American Birds.

Cropped, and tweaked in Adobe Photoshop

A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    great work

  • Good Morning Bobby
    Nice to hear from you
    Your kind comments are appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • fortner
    fortnerover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Larry, bet you were pumped up after this shot !!!

  • Good Morning Ray
    Yes it was a great photo op…wish I could have captured him in flight…At my old age I was to slow getting out of the car…lol…I appreciate your comments, and the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 3 years ago

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    Ooooo Larry quite the capture of this very beautiful Owl! I bet you got real excited seeing it! Fabulous shot!

  • Good Morning Tina
    Yes it was a great photo op…wish I could have captured him in flight…At my old age I was to slow getting out of the car…lol…I appreciate your comments, and the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Marie Brown ©
    Marie Brown ©over 3 years ago

    lovely capture

  • Good Morning Marie
    Nice to meet you
    Your comments are appreciated…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • trish725
    trish725over 3 years ago

  • Good Morning Trish
    I appreciate the feature
    I’m honored, and delighted indeed

    – Larry Trupp

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    1 image per day / March 7, 2011 / Limit 20

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyover 3 years ago

    Wow! What a beauty, Larry! Such a wonderful capture! You certainly lucked out here.

  • Good Morning Mike
    Yes it was a great photo op…wish I could have captured him in flight…At my old age I was to slow getting out of the car…lol…I appreciate your comments, and the fave BTW…Thanks

    – Larry Trupp

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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