Sven Zacek - Taking off from a frozen landscape

Sven Zacek - Taking off from a frozen landscape

A female Ural Owl taking off after an unsuccessful attempt to catch a vole. During cold days like this morning, when temperatures were under -20 C the owls also have to hunt during the day if there is a scarcity of food, because they need a lot of energy to stay warm during our cold nights.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 31.08.2014
Photo info - Winter: Canon 1Ds MarkII + Canon 300mm F2,8IS + Canon 2x converter. F5,6, 1/800, ISO 400.
Tags: estonia flying strix uralensis sven zacek take off ural owl wildlife photography
Sven Zacek - Taking off from a frozen landscape

Sven Zacek - Taking off from a frozen landscape

A female Ural Owl taking off after an unsuccessful attempt to catch a vole. During cold days like this morning, when temperatures were under -20 C the owls also have to hunt during the day if there is a scarcity of food, because they need a lot of energy to stay warm during our cold nights.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 31.08.2014
Photo info - Winter: Canon 1Ds MarkII + Canon 300mm F2,8IS + Canon 2x converter. F5,6, 1/800, ISO 400.
Tags: estonia flying strix uralensis sven zacek take off ural owl wildlife photography