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Great Grey Owl


Youth Highly Honored

Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards


Oulu, Finland

by Mateusz Kowalski, age 17

Podkowa, Poland

“Great grey owls can be regularly seen hunting mice in the open fields of northern Finland. Because they live their lives in the wild taiga without any human disturbance, they don’t mind human presence when they are hunting. This allows photographers to get really close to the owls and obtain good images. I was lucky to get this shot just as he hit the snow to catch a mouse.”

Canon EOS 1D; 300mm lens with 2x tele-converter; settings unrecorded; digital capture.

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