PHOTO OF THE DAY: 02.08.17
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The Waves
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Under The Waves
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The Ritual
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The Hunter

Great grey owls perch on relatively low tree branches, making them a photographers dream. This particular owl and another juvenile in the area were quite dedicated hunters and would search for mice and voles in the dry grass and meadows, swooping long and low before gliding back up to a suitable perch. It was seemingly unfazed by human presence and would stare right into the camera often both during flight and while scanning for prey from the pine branches.

TAGS: Nps100, Owl, Wyoming

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Kihei, Hawaii, United States of America
Member since 2016
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Photo of the Day: 02.08.17 Editors' Pick
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© Jennifer Rogers.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Total Views: 5299
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 9, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal Length: 247mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1250
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO2500
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PHOTO LOCATION Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America