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Hello everyone

Thanks for the lovely comments on the King Eider. Earlier in the trip we were in Kuusomo where we had visited the previous year.

One of our main targets for the trip was owls. We had some great opportunities to get images of Hawk Owl, one of the most beautiful Owls in the region. They really are stunning birds. The speed at which they fly is unbelievable. We had a lot of opportunities with this particular bird but in the end I only got 2 sharp images I was happy with. This is one of them.

Afterwards I learnt they are about 3 times faster than a Puffin. Which made me feel a lot better. I'm kind of glad I didn't know that at the time as I probably wouldn't have come away with any images at all of this fast and deadly silent hunter.

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