Standing Tall ~ Snowy Owl

Snow Owl Perched in morning mist by Daniel

Snow Owl Perched in morning mist by Daniel

Although Alone in the Mist
Standing Tall is a Must.
~ Clare Patrick

Snowy Owl: This yellow-eyed, black-beaked white bird is easily recognizable. It is 52–71 cm (20–28 in) long, with a 125–150 cm (49–59 in) wingspan. Also, these birds can weigh anywhere from 1.6 to 3 kg (3.5 to 6.6 lb).[3] It is one of the largest species of owl and, in North America, is on average the heaviest owl species. The adult male is virtually pure white, but females and young birds have some dark scalloping; the young are heavily barred, and dark spotting may even predominate. Its thick plumage, heavily feathered taloned feet, and colouration render the Snowy Owl well-adapted for life north of the Arctic Circle.

Photo: Snow Owl Perched in morning mist by Daniel Behm on flickr

The Snowy Owl

Moon Bridge DaHu Park,Taipei,Taiwan

DaHu park

Moon Bridge,Taipei,Taiwan

Dahu Park

Dahu Park, Taipei, Taiwan


Morning mist hangs in the calm, still air adding to the dream-like magic of this tranquil setting in Taiwan.

The crystal clear water allows for a perfect reflection of an upside down world, almost playing tricks on the mind.

With scenery like this, it is no wonder that Taiwan was formerly known as the Beautiful Island – Ilha Formosa – to the West.

These remarkable, soft blue, monochrome pictures of The Moon Bridge, in DaHu (Big Lake) Park in Taipei, northern Taiwan, were taken by an arguably talented photographer, known simply as bbe022001 on Flickr.

The park itself in fact sits close to the industrial centre of Taiwan. The northern Neihu district of Taipei is famous for its IT industry and large shopping complexes.

But its parks and impressive mountains, dotted with temples and holy shrines, are unforgettably breathtaking.

Taiwan has more than 200 mountains that soar above 3,000 meters in height, and the unique geology and topography have created countless alluring landscapes and coastal scenes.

Photo by bbe022001 on Flickr.