Great Gray Owl
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|The Great Gray Owl was first described by Johann Reinhold Forster in 1772. The name "nebulosa" is derived from the Latin "Nebulosus", meaning misty or foggy. The Great Gray Owl has also been called Great Gray Ghost, Phantom of the north, Cinerous Owl, Spectral Owl, Lapland Owl, Spruce Owl, Bearded Owl and Sooty Owl.|
This Owl is the provincial bird emblem of Manitoba, a province in Canada.
Description: One of the World's largest Owls, the Great Gray Owl is dark grey overall interspersed with bars and flecks of light grey and white. When perched, they appear very bulky because of their dense, fluffy plumage, long wings extending past the body, a relatively long tail, and a large head. The size of the head, and the prominent facial disk make the yellow eyes appear small. A noticeable white "moustache"
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- [2013-02-10 22:31]
that's what I call a great shot, perfect pose and nice surroundings
- [2013-02-11 0:43]
hello, superb shot to give importance to this bird sharpness and shutter speed
Awesome shot of this gorgeous raptor.
- [2013-02-11 15:50]
Intense gaze, perfect timing to freeze a very aesthetic attitude, perfect exposure (always difficult when there is snow), no doubdt it's a really great shot!
Hi Peter. Wonderful spread of this owl with great clarity. It doesn't get any better. Framed well also. A great shot with nice soft colours. Well shot! TFS Trevor