SNOWY OWL (BUBO SCANDIARUS), LAKE SUPERIOR ZOO, DULUTH, MICHIGAN, JUNE 18, 2012
SMC-DA 55-300 at 210mm
1/750 sec. f5.8
This may be the last photograph ever taken of the Snowy Owl at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth. It was among 14 animals reported drowned in the massive flood that engulfed the city on the night of June 18-19. Reportedly two-thirds of the zoo, built in a valley and on a hillside next to a creek, was under water.