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Northern Spotted Owl #2

Northern Spotted Owl #2

Because of its habit of nesting in old growth forests, protecting Northern Spotted Owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) required protecting the forests. It has thus become a symbol of the environmental movement on the California North Coast. It is also threatened by competition from the Barred Owl, which is beginning to move into the area. Federal Status: Threatened. Simpson Timber property, Del Norte County, CA.

Canon EOS 1-V camera with Canon 600mm f/4 L IS lens & 1.4x teleconverter. Fuji Provia 400 film.  1/45 sec at f/5.6.  Gitzo tripod with Wimberly head.