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Snowy Owl Chicks
Bubo scandiacus

Location

Teshekpuk Lake, AK, USA

Date

28/06/2019

Description

These baby snowy owls would freeze to death without a nest to block the wind. Instead, their parents hunt lemmings and stack dozens to form a nest wall, which quickly freezes and becomes a wind shelter.

Photo Link

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3A7L26Dyp7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Learn More

https://www.owlresearchinstitute.org/copy-of-journey-with-the-snowy-owl
Kiliii Yuyan
NatGeo photographer, Arctic+Indigenous stories, Nanai+Chinese descent
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