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Hey look not an owl!

This female fox is out hunting for her 6 kits. The kids are with dad by the water.
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After a 2 year wait my fishing female friend is back! Sitting out in the same field at the exact same day of the year yielded a site I never thought I'd see again. Totally out of character. Fantastic bird on her way north making the most out of her surrounds. She was the only bird exhibiting this behaviour.
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The Return of the fishing Owl - Mermaid by Vince Maidens

The girl I've been waiting to see for two years has finally returned. I was worried she had died or went to a different location but she's back got a tremendous amount of images of her "fishing" yesterday from different blinds up close and personal.

Very exciting

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I've been waiting for this owl to come back for 2 years and she hadn't, each year around this time when the snow begins to melt and the owl migration north begins a lot of owls come through. So far over 50 in the past two days have come through and moved on. This bird, is special, she uses the water puddles to her advantage and picks off the voles that are flooded out of their hides. Nature is amazing. I'll post images of her "fishing" over the...
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You can't see the meal he's carrying in his talons, but rest assured he has a very large meaty vole in his grip.

This guy is probably the fastest Snowy Owl I've ever encountered, literally have seconds to react when you see him lift off.

Sitting with binoculars watching him launch and switching to camera gear is exciting.
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You can't see the meal he's carrying in his talons, but rest assured he has a very large meaty vole in his grip. This guy is probably the fastest Snowy Owl I've ever encountered, literally have seconds to react when you see him lift off. Sitting with binoculars watching him launch and switching to camera gear is exciting.
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Nice shot Vince!
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You spend untold hours in blinds when shooting nature. Some days when its -19 you question those hours. Until these guys come buy for a show. Frozen broccoli field full of voles...high fibre nutrition for the owls.
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This bird is nothing but brilliant, able to use her surroundings to her advantage. She's a huge bird, making her way home to the north. Obviously her size is a good indicator of her ability to find a food source for herself. She's so smart she even washes her food before she eats it.
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This bird is nothing but brilliant, able to use her surroundings to her advantage. She's a huge bird, making her way home to the north. Obviously her size is a good indicator of her ability to find a food source for herself. She's so smart she even washes her food before she eats it.
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Mermaid rises from the deep
Ok so I over wrote the title, but in reality seeing a Snowy Owl picking its prey out of a thawing ditch is probably a lot like seeing a mermaid.

This girl floored me yet again, you never ever hear an owl flying so you have to see them take off from their perch or ground to know they are anywhere at all. I wasn't paying a lot of attention and I heard bit of water splash, looked quick and to my amazement there she was, picking a critter out of the drink.

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Beautiful.  Luckily you heard the water splash.   Nice work +Vince Maidens 
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I took a day off from posting, hate to inundate everyday with images of even these majestic creatures.

They are on their way back north now, saw a lot of them the past few days where we've had a pretty static number.

BTW, he was banking left not white...
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I took a day off from posting, hate to inundate everyday with images of even these majestic creatures. They are on their way back north now, saw a lot of them the past few days where we've had a pretty static number. BTW, he was banking left not white...
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Awkward Landing by Vince Maidens

For a bird that is so singularly purposed, they certainly look disinterested in whatever feat of flying they are pulling off at the moment. A strong freezing gust of wind blew in at this male as he was coming in to land and eat a vole. Nearly blew him off course.

It did not however, he was fine, a huge over stuff vole was not.
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For a bird that is so singularly purposed, they certainly look disinterested in whatever feat of flying they are pulling off at the moment. A strong freezing gust of wind blew in at this male as he was coming in to land and eat a vole. Nearly blew him off course. It did not however, he was fine, a huge over stuff vole was not.
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A tip of the wing by Vince Maidens

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If you've ever seen a Snowy Owl walk, they look like the most uncoordinated creatures that move, its a funny little lumbering of their feet, quite comical. Flying however is where the Owls show their grace, they cover a huge distance so quickly you have to be ready for them to even see them. You can see from this image that they have such finite control of their flight that they can tip and drag a wing while banking a turn and not even concern t...
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Most people define themselves by their work, I'm probably no different.

My day job is developing and working with upcoming technologies and backend infrastructure services. My free time is absorbed with Photography, driving and more Photography.

I specialize in Wildlife and Dog photography, but I'll happily shoot anything that interests me.

I've had a bit of luck with National Geographic photo of the day and some other publications this year. Its been a pretty incredible few months of shooting!
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