The Eurasian eagle-owl. It is one of the largest species of owl, and females can grow to a total length of 75 cm (30 in), with a wingspan of 188 cm (6 ft 2 in), males being slightly smaller.
This bird has distinctive ear tufts, with upper parts that are mottled with darker blackish colouring and tawny and the wings and tail are barred. The underparts are a variably hued buff, streaked with darker colour. The facial disc is poorly developed and the orange eyes are distinctive.
edited in corelX6 by layering, dodging, burning
Taken with Canon 7D EOS
lens ~ Canon L 4.5 - 5.6 100-400mm
taken at ~ 400mm
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