Nov 29 2012
Great gray owls (Strix nebulosa) live in coniferous forests and taiga of the North. Their year-round range extends into upper Minnesota where this one was filmed in March.
In the video you’ll see two clips of the owl avoiding detection by two other species: a bald eagle and a raven.
It’s hard to imagine a large owl being afraid of anything, but he’s actually 15% smaller than a great horned owl. He appears large because of his fluffy feathers.
In March he has a special reason for remaining hidden. His nest is probably nearby.
Watch how the owl “gets skinny” to avoid being seen.