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Snowy Owl
Photographer: Graham McGeorge
Location: Little Talbot Island, Florida, USA
Story: 
We had an original snowbird gracing our shores here in Jacksonville, Florida. It has only happened three times in Florida history and the last sighting was in 1999. This immature female Snowy Owl began her visit on December 28th and was still here, as of January 10th. I spent numerous hours photographing our beautiful northern visitor on this rare occasion. I think she got used to my presence, as she gave me this wonderful smile.
Digital Alterations: 
Crop and exposure
Camera Information: Canon 1D mkIII - Canon 600mm f/4 - Canon 2X Extender MkIII - Gitzo Tripod - Jobu Gimbal
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