Owl and Mouse

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.

Photograph by: Tom Samuelson,
National Geographic
Location: Minnesota, USA
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.

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