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Denver Holt working on a snowy owl nest

Owl researcher, Denver Holt works over one of this season's snowy owl nests in Barrow, Alaska. Founder and president of the Owl Research Institute, Denver carries a legacy of 25 years of snowy owl research. After much recognition he remains humble and most important, respectful and loving to the tundra and owls. Sharing in his field work is an amazing learning experience. On each nest he measures the captured pray, owlet conditions and egg hatching while cautious parents look over him and sometimes dive bomb to protect their nest. Denver practices a fast and gentle approach to minimally disturb the owl's natural process.

TAGS: Alaska, Arctic, Science, Tundra, United States

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© Florencia Mazza Ramsay.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2015
Total Views: 125
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: July 20, 2015, 10:53 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 16mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO320
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PHOTO LOCATION Barrow, Alaska, Alaska, United States of America