Monday, May 30, 2011

Owlzilla

GREAT HORNED OWL (BUBO VIRGINIANUS), PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK, MICHIGAN, MAY 28, 2011

Pentax K-5
Tamron SP AF DI 90mm macro
1/160 sec. f14 with on-board flash
ISO 800

Another shot from the Wildlife Recovery program at the Porkies Visitor Center last Memorial Day weekend, this one is of the world's largest species of owl. The Great Horned, says the bird book, is powerful enough to take prey three times its size, including other owls, small dogs, young gators, raccoons and Great Blue herons.

1 comment:

Yvon Bourque said...

Henry, I love owls, but I never seen one in this part of the country. All we have in this desert where I live are crows.