Great Horned Owl Named Chomper

Chomper is a Great Horned Owl. He is a human imprinted bird who was taken from the wild as a baby by a family who attempted to raise and keep him as a pet. He ...
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Chomper is a Great Horned Owl. He is a human imprinted bird who was taken from the wild as a baby by a family who attempted to raise and keep him as a pet. He was fed inappropriate food and grew ill as a fledgling. His favourite snacks are a wide range of prey items ranging from mice to rabbits, squirrels, and other mammals, as well as birds and sometimes even other raptors. With almost no sense of smell, Great Horned Owls often prey on skunks! Owls are powerful birds and fiercely protective parents. They have even been known to attack humans who wander too close to their young.
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trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman February 26, 2017
This is truly spectacular.....Wonderful story and information
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz February 26, 2017
Now this raptor is awesome. So regal.
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography February 26, 2017
amazing shot . so well detailed :)
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mihrt February 26, 2017
Fabulous capture and edit Cher. I can't get over the detail you can obtain with your camera. The story behind Chomper is so interesting. It shows so much that these creatures are not meant to live with humans, at least ones who don't know how to take care of them and feed them as they should be fed. I am so glad he was rescued. Thank you also for the History behind the Great Horned Owl, always new things to learn!
Coshooter PRO+
 
Coshooter February 26, 2017
What a beautiful owl Cher! Awesome capture!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq February 26, 2017
What a beautiful shot, Cher! Wonderful details and range of colors! :)
Zilyram
 
Zilyram February 27, 2017
Agree with all comments and more ****** stunning, amazing bird and you have shown it perfectly :)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 February 27, 2017
superb !!!!!
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman February 27, 2017
Chomper has a very determined look. Incredible capture Cher.
JulesB
 
JulesB February 28, 2017
You captured everything right in this amazing shot...another one for 'NatGeo' ...well done again.(*_*)
smilersam
 
smilersam March 01, 2017
Outstanding capture!!!
erickgarza
 
erickgarza March 04, 2017
So beautiful shot!!
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adriansart March 06, 2017
I have to agree with everyone else Cher not just this image but the story behind it!
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deannefortnam March 09, 2017
I was wondering how you got so close to this bird. They normally don't let anyone anywhere near. Gorgeous shot
KMallus
 
KMallus March 10, 2017
Beautiful detail and colors in Chomper!
Flosno
 
Flosno March 11, 2017
This looks to be "the wise old owl"....beautiful portrait of "Chomper"
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi April 06, 2017
Looks like he is scolding you.. Beautiful bird beautiful capture.
nina050 PRO+
 
nina050 April 07, 2017
What a glorious creature!!
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lizziemellis April 15, 2017
A stunning Owl. Very Regal:-)
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estercastillo08 April 23, 2017
Beautiful shot , voted Wildlife in the Snow
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modelmeemaw May 08, 2017
What a beautiful image!
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KayBrewer May 08, 2017
Congratulations, Cher! Finalist in the Wildlife in the Snow contest! Well - deserved. Take it all the way!
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estercastillo08 May 08, 2017
Congratulations !! Cher Finalist in Wildlife in the Snow Photo Contest , good luck !!
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onyanita May 09, 2017
congrats on your finalist award...yippee!
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mihrt May 09, 2017
CONGRATS ON FINALIST IN WILDLIFE IN THE SNOW !!!!!!!!!!! this fabulous composition truly deserves such an Honour !!!
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq May 12, 2017
Congrats on being a finalist, Cher - this is great! :)
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texaaronpueschel July 17, 2017
Outstanding.
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mihrt September 18, 2017
CONGRATS on being FEATURED in September 2017 Cher !!!
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose November 06, 2017
Stunning capture, thanks for sharing in the challenge!
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Dalecga December 17, 2017
When I was young I have seen that stare from many a teacher who always said on my report card that I should spend less time socializing and more time paying attention. Lol. Great shot and description.
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Eddieuuu071 March 23, 2018
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Owl photo! Congratulations, I have placed your photo into my favorites file from which the winner will be chosen! Best of luck!
Julia_137
 
Julia_137 July 27, 2018
Amazing capture!
Dalecga PRO+
 
Dalecga October 07, 2019
I see this the one that got selected Cher?
patsydunn_6499
 
patsydunn_6499 December 20, 2019
Stunning shot!!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots December 28, 2019
Amazing capture! Voted Photography Award 2019.
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JDLifeshots March 05, 2020
Great entry! Voted Spot That.
ChrisBrendemuhl PRO+
 
ChrisBrendemuhl March 31, 2020
Great capture! I love the description! I just spotted two of these yesterday in the trees behind our house. Hopefully they are nesting back there and I will be able to photograph them. I have been smelling the odor of skunk a lot lately. Might be why! ;)
RickL PRO+
 
RickL July 22, 2020
Exceptional composition,excellent setting,good detail perfect Jew of his look.
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mihrt Mar 12
Voted Wilderness Explorer
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mihrt Mar 12
Voting Celebrating Nature
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mihrt Jun 15
Voted Viewbug Project
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots Jun 15
Beautiful capture Cher! Voted ViewBug Project.
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mihrt Jul 03
Voted Single Subject for this amazing capture!!
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