Photo of the Week winner: Snowy Owl

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Snowy Owl ©2013 Chuck Fullmer

Snowy Owl ©2013 Chuck Fullmer

This winter’s Snowy Owl invasion helped produce our final Photo of the Week winner for 2013. Chuck Fullmer won our contest for November and December with this photo of a Snowy Owl on sand dunes at Delaware Seashore State Park south of Rehoboth Beach.

Fullmer, who lives in Georgetown, Delaware, shot the photo on November 30, and we featured it the week of December 16.

Jim Zipp, whose photo of a Red Crossbill appears on the cover of our February issue, was our judge.

“This image of a Snowy Owl has just about everything going for it,” Zipp says. “Great composition, beautiful early-morning light, perfect natural habitat, and even a bird with an attitude with that look. Wonderful image!”

We’ll publish the photo in our April 2014 issue.

See 10 photos of Snowy Owls that moved south this winter.