Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl by susanvg
Snowy Owl, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
I spent the afternoon at the Ecomuseum Zoo with a friend (a fellow photographer). The animals there are all representative of animals that live in  We were greeted by the snowy owls. I learned that adult males become pure white as they get older. It is the juveniles and females that have markings.

Snowy Owl

As they are used to living in the tundra, they don't need branches for perching.

All the animals in the Ecomuseum were either born in captivity or they were injured and could not be released into the wild. They do a lot of school visits, bringing some of the animals to talk to children about them.

Great Horned Owl

This Great Horned Owl was one of the birds of prey included in a talk on these animals. The zoologist who presented the animals was an expert with children, keeping them interested, amused and informed.


Great Horned Owl
Here's another view of this magnificent bird.

More on the Ecomuseum trip in another post...

5 comments:

  1. Snowy owls always look like fairy tale birds to me. Great photo!

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  2. Awesome photos! What beautiful birds those are...

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  3. Love seeing the snowy owls - obviously not a bird that heads as far south as FL. :)

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  4. These owls are so unique and you have really captured them well. You must have had a wonderful time among all these amazing animals. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Stunning- your photos bring them alive from the screen.

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