Posted by my-ky (Ontario, Canada) on 18 September 2014 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.
Yes, he is real...a Eurasian Eagle Owl, the most ferocious and aggressive of the raptors! He was with his handler at a birds-of-prey demonstration.
Cannot help but feel those eyes upon me . . amazing shot.
18 Sep 2014 6:29am
@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie...the eyes were absolutely mesmerizing and I was glad he was on a short leash :)
Intense looking !
18 Sep 2014 6:49am
L O V E L Y !
18 Sep 2014 8:43am
Those eyes. How close did you get to this fellow?
18 Sep 2014 10:52am
@beach: Close enough to feel his eyes following me...very eerie feeling! I was probably about 15 feet away from him.
18 Sep 2014 3:34pm
Great capture of the owl.
18 Sep 2014 3:35pm
@Bruce: Thanks Bruce!
Just wonderful ! what beautiful glance !
18 Sep 2014 3:38pm
18 Sep 2014 4:26pm
superbe les yeux
19 Sep 2014 7:08am
19 Sep 2014 6:19pm
@omid: Thanks omid :)
Ah, yes, in the Spotlight, too - had to be !!
19 Sep 2014 6:39pm
@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks Ronnie :)
Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT
19 Sep 2014 6:49pm
@Ruthiebear: Thank you!!
"...and I see YOU." Congratulations on the Spotlight.
19 Sep 2014 9:25pm
@LauraS: :)) Thanks Laura!
Congratulations on the Spotlight.:))
19 Sep 2014 9:35pm
@Linda Candilas: Thanks Linda :)
He has a defiant look ... Excellent capture !!!
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!
19 Sep 2014 11:00pm
@Baldwin Vandewalle: Thanks very much Baldwin...yes, he was full of confidence!
Félicitations pour le spotlight!
20 Sep 2014 4:12am
@estel: Thanks very much!
Superb portrait, congrats on the spotlight. :-))
20 Sep 2014 10:17am
@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks Evelyne :)
Splendid, congrats !!!
20 Sep 2014 11:00am
@Tede: Thank you, Tede!
Great capture !! Congrats !
20 Sep 2014 1:49pm
A beautiful portrait of a fantastic bird! Unfortunately, this proud bird is in captivity and that makes me sad.
Congrats to the spotlight !
20 Sep 2014 2:53pm
@Sonja: Thanks very much Sonja! Yes, I know what you feel. It, also, bothers me immensely when wild animals are kept in captivity. (I never visit zoos). But it feels better to know that this bird was injured and cannot be returned to the wild. His handler is very attached to him and works with him everyday.
Great Portrait of this bird !
20 Sep 2014 5:27pm
@kisskool: Thank you!!
22 Sep 2014 12:29pm
wow ! impressive shot
22 Sep 2014 4:31pm
Splendid portrait with awesome details ! Great focus, colors and composition ! Congrats !!
22 Sep 2014 10:19pm
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