GREAT HORNED OWL (BUBO VIRGINIANUS), PORCUPINE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS STATE PARK, MICHIGAN, MAY 26, 2012
SMC Pentax-DA 55-300 at 210mm
1/180 f9.5 with on-board flash
Here's another in Joe Rogers' traveling troupe of rescued raptors. This species preys on animals as large as house cats and is so feared by other feathered creatures that pilots put plastic great horned owls in their hangars to scare away birds that might defecate on their airplanes.