Friday, May 25, 2012

National Geogrphic Ural Owl

In the most recent National Geographic Magazine, there is a wonderful article on the Ural Owl. Their wing span is four feet and they have very sharp talons.


The photos were taken by Sven Zacek, a native Estonian, where he discovered this lovely
 creature. Aren't they precious! I immediately fell in love. The mothers have a reputation for clobbering the skulls of any intruder to her territory. Some believe the owls "may symbolize the souls of the dead or the  wisdom of the gods." (from the article)

Beautiful feathers

Vole Capture in the snow

In flightHave a wonderful day!! Having trouble with Blogger today, spacing everything. :o(


Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Such a beautiful creature. Those photos are amazing!! Thanks for sharing them along with the education. Wow!! Enjoy your weekend!

Barbara said...

How gorgeous! We get National Geographic, and it's always been one of my favorite magazines, but I rarely take time to read them. You've inspired me to go find the one with this owl! Thanks for sharing!

lisa. said...

What a magnificent creature!
Thank you for sharing here Charlotte.
Have a wonderful weekend!

hootnonny said...

So majestic and beautiful! My mama was a lot like this mama owl - don't mess with her kids!

Enjoy the weekend!

Esther Garvi, Niger said...

Those are some incredible picture! What a lovely creature!!

Red Rose Alley said...

These are lovely pictures. The owl always reminds me of my daughter, who is getting her Ph.D. very soon. Have you ever heard of The Wise Old Owl quote? I just love it.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley