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After the Plunge



A Great Grey Owl wriggles up to the surface of the snow after diving down to grab a vole it had heard moving deep under the snow....
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A Great Grey Owl wriggles up to the surface of the snow after diving down to grab a vole it had heard moving deep under the snow.
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Top ClassTM

Animals In The Winter Photo ContestTop 20 class
Animals In The Winter Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Snow Photo ContestTop 10 class
Snow Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Snow Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 20 class
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Wildlife In The Snow Photo ContestTop 30 class
Wildlife In The Snow Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Low Vantage Point Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Can You See Me Photo ContestTop 30 class

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Cricket4 January 27, 2017
Wow! Great shot!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken about an hour north of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Time
Afternoon
Lighting
It was a typical overcast, Canada winter day.
Equipment
Canon 1DX, 600mm, and monopod
Inspiration
One of the best things about photographing Great Grey Owls in the winter is watching their amazing ability to listen for, and drop down on top of, tiny voles moving around underneath the snow. The owls will plunge so far down that they disappear beneath the snow, like in this shot. Incredible sight to see!
Editing
Cropping & light adjustment
In my camera bag
When I go out looking for owls I put my 600mm on a monopod in the back seat, so I'm ready to shoot right away if I find anything.
Feedback
You're going to need a lot of patience and some really warm clothes!

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