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Diving for Dinner
Photograph by Daniel J. Cox

Even when deep snow conceals the rodents they depend on for food, great gray owls, like this one in Manitoba, keep themselves well fed. Their hearing is so acute that they can hear the squeaks and scrabbles of their prey under a foot of snow, and they're strong enough to plunge through snow crust so thick that a grown person could walk on it without breaking through.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fuji Sensia
Lens: Nikkor 300mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Snowy and overcast
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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