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The Siberian Eagle Owl - beautiful, powerful and breathtaking to behold. 

Most diurnal birds rely on speed of impact to kill their prey, the Siberian Eagle Owl uses its 250 pounds per square inch crushing power (in each foot!) to obtain its meal.

This photograph was taken during a flying display at Libertys Reptile and Raptor Centre. 

comments (19)

Now that looks like one powerful bird Ros
Rosalyn Sears: He was awesome, Chris!

By the way, I`m sorry I am not contributing much in the way of comments these days, and also being so slow with my replies. I am so short of time, and hate not being able to keep up to speed with Shutterchance. (:o)
An amazing bird, cheers for the info.
Rosalyn Sears: Hi Nigel. He was pretty awesome! (:o)
This is terrific, Rosalyn.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Chad. He was an awesome bird. (:o)
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Jul 2008, 15:52
I have been able to have such an owl on my hand, it is a very powerful animal, this is a great capture, I love these hunters.
Rosalyn Sears: Wow, Astrid - lucky you! I can imagine you were thrilled. They are awe-inspiring.

I apologise for the lack of comments, and my late replies. I am struggling to find the time to keep up with Shutterchance. (:o)
  • Aussie
  • Still Waiting
  • 25 Jul 2008, 16:08
Fantastic image Roz, what a magnificent bird.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Aussie. I am so impressed with these birds.

Sorry for the lack of comments and the late replies, just now. I am just so short of time, and Shutterchance keeps sliding down the `to do` list. (:o)
Great stuff Roz. These birds are amazing.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Bill. I agree, they are awesome.

Sorry for leaving so few comments recently, and being so slow to reply. I am so short on time just now, I find it really hard to keep up with Shutterchance. (:o)
Wow! great shot of a lovely bird.
Rosalyn Sears: Hi Sheila. Glad you like the photograph. Sorry for not being more active in leaving comments, and for being so slow to reply to comments. I am struggling with time constrainsts at the moment.

By the way, did you know that `lucy`, is my cousin`s daughter? You have left comments on her photographs of the Millenium Bridge. (:o)
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Jul 2008, 18:11
I would not like to be the focus of attention for those talends!

A stunning bird, beautifully captured.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Floog. Your comments are always appreciated. He was awesome bird. (:o)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Jul 2008, 22:24
This is a great action picture.
Lovely catch of the moment.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, louis - I am glad you like it. Must apologise for not leaving many comments, and for being so slow to reply to comments. Time is a scares commodity just now. Sigh! (:O)
A stunning shot Ros. What a beautiful creature.
Rosalyn Sears: Thanks, Pat. He was awesome, and I`m glad you like this one. (:o)
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 28 Jul 2008, 05:09
He is quite beautiful. You've really got a great shot here, Roz.
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Kay - it was just breathtaking. By the way, sorry to be so late with my replies, and so erratic with leaving comments. Just struggling with time management at the moment. (:o)
  • Ada
  • new york
  • 28 Jul 2008, 05:43
He looks really magnificent...awesome photo Rosalyn..
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Ada. Nice of you to comment, and he was indeed `awesome`! (:o)
  • Ginnie
  • back in Amsterdam
  • 28 Jul 2008, 05:45
Statuesque! AND he looks like he's very meticulously picking at something he sees on the wood. grin He's one handsome fella, Roz.
Rosalyn Sears: He was awesome, Ginnie. By the way, sorry I am so late with reply, and so erratic with leaving comments, too. I have terrible time constraints just now. (:o)
Good capture!
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Jose. (:o)
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 29 Jul 2008, 01:31
Wonderful looking bird,dont think I want to grip me lol.
Rosalyn Sears: It is the sheer size of them which is just so awesome. (:o)
  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 30 Jul 2008, 00:27
An impressive display of wingspan and power. Well done!
Rosalyn Sears: Thank you, Red Pen. He was awesome! (:o)
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 Jul 2008, 21:00
He's definitely got his eye (and talon) on something. Wouldn't like to meet him in an open field...R

eally sharp shot.
Rosalyn Sears: Glad you like it, Harv. (:o)
Wow, what a magnificent animal...
Rosalyn Sears: He was indeed a handsome bird, and very impressive in real life. (:o)
for a moment there i thought he was in you garden. beautiful shot
Rosalyn Sears: OMG! I would be thrilled! (:o)

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