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Photo showcase: 11 Snowy Owls that flew south this winter

The ongoing invasion of Snowy Owls into southern Canada and the eastern United States has produced wonderful opportunities for photographers. Here are 10 great shots we found in our galleries and Flickr group. Enjoy!


Kenneth Lipshy found this owl at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina.

Snowy Owl Dever Villeneuve

This heavily barred bird was near the airport in Ottawa, Ontario. Dever Villeneuve took the photo.


Gallery member Bill Simbeck took this photo at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Snowy Owl Jared Clarke

Jared Clarke shot this portrait on Cape Spear on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula — the easternmost point of land in North America.


A Snowy flies above Kendell Reservoir in Holden, a town in central Massachusetts. Justin Lawson shot the photo and posted it to our Rarities Gallery.

Snowy Owl Chris Hatch

Chris Hatch photographed this owl as it preened at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Massachusetts.

Snowy Owl Jackhawk

Flickr member jackhawk9 found this owl at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. Evidence of a recent meal stains the bird’s throat feathers.


Two owls face off on the dunes at Delaware Seashore State Park south of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Nancy Hedgespeth took the photo.

Snowy Owl Jessica Kirste

A Snowy Owl flies at sunset at New Jersey’s Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area in this image by Jessica Kirste.

Snowy Owl Bill

A Snowy takes wing near the Indian River inlet in Lewes, Delaware. Bill Weinreich shot the photo.

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