Saturday, 9 February 2013

#389 Remarque: "Great Horned Owl"

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

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