Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tiger of the Sky

 Great Horned Owl
Here in North America the great horned owl is often referred to as the tiger of the sky. That is because they are a ferocious hunter know for taking larger prey. Often their prey is as large or larger then that of the bald eagle, even though the average eagle here in Minnesota can weigh 2 to 3 times more then the owl. Frequently their prey is larger then the owl, as is the case with the striped skunk which weigh an average of 2 or more times what the owl weighs. In comparison that would be like and average human attacking a female grizzly bear.  


10 comments:

Dave said...

A huge and beautiful bird.

Andrew said...

Great capture...

amanda said...

Great shot! Love those birds.
I captured some dusk shots of one in our backyard a few years back.
http://ourfunwithfive.blogspot.com/2009/01/flying-tiger.html
Would love to have a daylight opportunity now that I've got better camera equipment.
I enjoy following your posts!

TexWisGirl said...

awesome bird. i do like its nickname. :)

Pat said...

They are such beautiful raptors!

HansHB said...

A great post and a great tiger!

Adam Jones said...

That is a cracking Owl. Great shot.

mick said...

Great photo of the owl.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Beautiful owl and beautiful shot. And hey, I like tigers too, so I'm happy!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.