Owl combat

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Yves Guillot

Where was this shot taken??

Scott Reeve

Super shot! Hoping to see similar action between Red Tailed Hawks this weekend.

These two Short-eared owls danced a complex aerial ballet that ended in combat. Here they are caught with talons locked in a very rare instant.
Taken By
David Heberlein
Taken On
September 29, 2023
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  • Focal: 600
  • Lens Model: 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
  • Shutter speed: 0.0003125 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 8

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