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The Speed
Sakura in Ueno Park
Solar Tsunami
Ruby-throated hummingbird in backyard zinnia garden
Hiking through Sequioa National Forest
Milky Way Over the Island of Lost Baobabs
Dusk at Bruarfoss
While Driving around Kruger National Park South Africa we witnessed a Lioness picking cub up in her mouth and carry it into the darkness of night.
Shatura sunrise
The rose in front of a church
Driving through the Oregon Coast
Owl Versus Owl
Capturing the action
Arctic tern
It's been 6 years
Winter Wonderland
Shot through the Heart
Little Red Riding Hood
Cairo Tower
Dance When It Thunders
Patiently Sitting Mandrill
Water Fall in Serra do CipĆ³
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15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Owl Versus Owl

The Great Horned Owl is a Fierce Predator. The Barn Owl is threatened in the British Columbia Lower Mainland. Major development of highways, greenhouses, development and malls have resulted in the loss of farms and grasslands along the migratory path of many birds and raptors. The grasslands provide food for the raptors. With the bald eagles departing for their fall fishing grounds, competing owls descend upon a large, treed park surrounded by remaining grassland. The different owl species compete for food and territory. Sadly the Barn Owl is losing the competition among the greater predators and loss of habitat. Although it is known that GHO will hunt the Barn Owl, it is rare to see. Not shown in this image is the young GHO waiting for food that the mother was providing. So goes the circle of life and nature being nature.

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Surrey, Canada
Member since 2017
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© Wilma McKenzie.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2017
Total Views: 13
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 3, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal Length: 164mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO1600
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