Uploaded 31-Jan-13
Taken 27-Jan-13
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Algonquin, Boreal, Flight, Great Gray Owl, Hunting, Ontario, Owl, Snow, Winter
Photo Info

Dimensions4354 x 2721
Original file size1.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken27-Jan-13 12:09
Date modified27-Jan-13 12:09
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length400 mm
Exposure1/1250 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 125
Metering modePattern
Flying Log

Flying Log

Great Gray Owls - standing over two feet tall - are built for the snow. They are significantly smaller birds than Great Horned or Snowy Owls, but with so much insulating plumage, stand as our tallest owl. In flight, their massive, flat facial disks (which allow them to hear and hunt voles under several inches of snow) and cryptic plumage really make them look like flying logs! Here you can also see the long, almost cat-like legs, poised to punch through the snow to grab a vole.