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Pygmy on Point

Pygmy on Point is my first image of a Northern Pygmy Owl, and I had the opportunity to photograph this (and at least one other) in Yellowstone National Park. Northern Pygmy Owls are absolutely tiny, about the size of a pop can, weighing up to 2.5 oz, and measuring less than 18 cm in height. Despite their small size they prey on small to medium sized birds, and small mammals and rodents.

 

I try to visit Yellowstone National Park every winter because of the variety and abundance of wildlife that is present even in the Winter. This year provided me with the opportunity to see not just some of the staple species like Bison and Elk, but some of my “firsts” like this Northern Pygmy Owl, and also River Otters.

 

Keep an eye to the tree tops for a little ball on top, and you might just find yourself looking at a Northern Pygmy Owl.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: December 24, 2016
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 2.0x III Extender
Focal Length: 1000mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 640
Exposure: 1/640

About this Image

Pygmy on Point is my first image of a Northern Pygmy Owl, and I had the opportunity to photograph this (and at least one other) in Yellowstone National Park. Northern Pygmy Owls are absolutely tiny, about the size of a pop can, weighing up to 2.5 oz, and measuring less than 18 cm in height. Despite their small size they prey on small to medium sized birds, and small mammals and rodents.

 

I try to visit Yellowstone National Park every winter because of the variety and abundance of wildlife that is present even in the Winter. This year provided me with the opportunity to see not just some of the staple species like Bison and Elk, but some of my “firsts” like this Northern Pygmy Owl, and also River Otters.

 

Keep an eye to the tree tops for a little ball on top, and you might just find yourself looking at a Northern Pygmy Owl.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.
Taken: December 24, 2016
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 2.0x III Extender
Focal Length: 1000mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 640
Exposure: 1/640