Blakiston's Fish Owl

Blakiston's Fish Owl

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Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan - 10 juni 2017

A female Blakiston's Fish Owl catching a fish.
The Blakiston's Fish Owl is the greatest owl of the world! At least on average when compared with the Eurasian Eagle-Owl. This night was magical, despite we knew the prospect was no less than 100 % to see those huge birds. Silently we were waiting in the streamside building with our cameras ready. First we heard their amazingly deep booming calls before they entered the scene.