Photo of the day

Recent National Geographic photo of the day.  I fine the postscript fascinating.

Picture of an owl striking a mouse in Minnesota

Owl and Mouse, Minnesota

Photograph by Tom Samuelson, My Shot

Great gray owls come south from Canada into Minnesota during the winter to find food. This owl was on the north shore of Lake Superior, just south of Two Harbors, Minnesota. We happened to find him as the sun was setting, and in the evening light, we were able to be in a position to see an owl that was hunting when a mouse came out, and the owl was quick to pounce and pick up an evening meal.

(Editor’s Note, April 18, 2013: Since first posting this picture, we’ve received additional information. The mouse was placed in position to attract the owl.)

Staged or not, that’s one awesome photo.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

One Response to Photo of the day

  1. “Staged or not, that’s one awesome photo.” unless you’re the mouse…

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