John McKay

John McKay

Posted on 08/18/2013


Photo taken on July 21, 2004


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LOOK DEEP INTO MY EYES

LOOK DEEP INTO MY EYES
"Tillian" is a Great Horned Owl and sister to "Gandaff" the owl filmed for a Stephen King movie in 2007. This owl is in a sanctuary on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. These owls are native to the America's and is the second heaviest owl in North America, second only to the Snowy Owl. More info:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Horned_Owl

APEX, Sylvaine, Chrissy, Vijay Diksit and 31 other people have particularly liked this photo


36 comments - The latest ones
one42chrisp
one42chrisp
A stunningly beautiful shot, John!
4 years ago.
Larry He's So Fine
Larry He's So Fine
Shouldn't like to be a field mouse with Tillian in the vicinity!!
4 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Excellent photo John!
4 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
A great capture. I like its razor-sharp beak.
4 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Great shot and very sharp eyes.
4 years ago.
Vicki 1718
Vicki 1718
It's like he was in the room with me!
4 years ago.
Auribins
Auribins
That is sharp! Those yellow eyes are just so piercing! Great to have the catchlights in them too - makes them so much more alive. I really like the tight crop on just the face. Brave, but it works.
4 years ago.
Janet Brien
Janet Brien
FANNNNNNNNNNNNNNTASTIC!!! The details!!! What a GORGEOUS BIRD!!! I would LOVE to take a picture of an owl, they are incredible birds. Thanks for the information too, it's so interesting to learn about these guys! Heavy heavy!!
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Superb shot John.............spot on focus on the eyes and the glorious feather detail!
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
A stunner capture ...

That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Exceptional shot.
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
So beautiful.

I was owned by 2 European Eagle Owls and it was a love affair i will never get over !

Beautiful photograph !
4 years ago.
Ruth S Hart
Ruth S Hart
WOW, amazing portrait, perfect eye detail
4 years ago.
Ajophotog
Ajophotog
That is quite a stare.
4 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Great Tight Shoot !!!!!
Rgds John Have A Great WE !!!!!
4 years ago.
LeapFrog
LeapFrog
Well Done!!
Seen in

Leap's Photo
Pond!!
4 years ago.
Jean-Paul
Jean-Paul
Superbly captured, John!
I'm enthused!
Have a great week!
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Outstanding Raptor Profile capture What a beautiful subject and you did it total justice. Well done John you nailed this one. Hugs Tess.
4 years ago.
SkagitLily / Rita & John
SkagitLily / Rita &…
Hypnotic!
4 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
4 years ago.
ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Thanks for sharing this wonderful photo! Seen in: Tiere (Zoo)
4 years ago.
John Oudenaar
John Oudenaar
An obvious fave!!!!!
Great capture
4 years ago.
Sølvi Solem
Sølvi Solem
Great shot.
4 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Excellent Owl portrait John.
4 years ago.
Joke Hulst
Joke Hulst
Hypnotic eyes.. wonderful portrait !
4 years ago.
Bia Weiz
Bia Weiz
Great details!
4 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
Thank you all for your comments.
4 years ago.
Aruna's world
Aruna's world
wonderful capture, love his eyes!
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
So close and so wonderful!
4 years ago.
Katie Kallos
Katie Kallos
Excellent portrait!!! Love the richness of your color and the sharp detail of the feathers and eyes. Wonderful work here!!!
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
A wonderful closeup!

Group: Ring of Excellence (Optional Award Image Available)
4 years ago.
Thanassis Fournarakos
Thanassis Fournarako…
Thanks for sharing this extraordinary picture!
Ring of Excellence/
Seen in the Ring of Excellence
4 years ago.
Vijay Diksit
Vijay Diksit
Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
Nature fine pictures gallery
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4 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
wonderful owl-portrait!
4 years ago.
APEX
APEX
Superbe
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Just had another look at this John, it's a great wildlife portrait image.
3 years ago.