The Great Horned Owl is one of my favorite subjects. The large, heavily built, barrel-shaped species has a large head and broad wings. The ear tufts are neither ears nor horns, but simply tufts of feathers. The nocturnal raptor has excellent hearing and vision. A unique fringe-like leading edge of the primary wing feathers which allows silent flight . . . enables the bird to capture its prey by stealth.
Great Horned Owl
7 1/2 x 8 Original hand tinted etching
Copyright Sandy Scott