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It's What All the Kids Are Wearing
Photograph by Daniel J. Cox

In the closing weeks of Arctic summer the down of babyhood gives way to flight-ready feathers. As juveniles, both males and females show heavy gray-brown banding—snowy owls get snowier as they mature. Females retain some markings, but males typically become pure white by the time they're three to four years old.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 500mm f/4
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: 10:30 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

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