The famous Montmorency Falls of Canadaare located on the Montmorency River near the Quebec city of Canada. This area is a protected area and is named as Montmorency Falls Park. The Montmorency Falls of Canada, at 84 meters (275 ft) high, (and 150 feet wide) are the highest in the province of Quebec and 30 m (98 ft) higher than Niagara Falls. The basin at the foot of the falls is 17 m (56 ft) deep.
Montmorency Falls, Quebec in Canada – Image: ajcgn
On summer nights, Montmorency Falls of Canada are illuminated especially during July and August and the falls are enhanced by a spectacular international fireworks competition.
The frozen Montmorency Falls in winter – Canada – Image: Paul Falardeau
In winter, there’s a particularly impressive sight at the famous Montmorency Falls of Canada: The freezing spray sent up by crashing water builds a mountain of white ice at the base, nicknamed pain de sucre (sugarloaf). It grows as high as 30m (98 ft.) and attracts ice climbers, or you can simply come to observe. The yellow cast of the falls comes from the high iron content of the riverbed.
Natural Rock formations are the result of hundreds of thousands of years of weathering and erosion. These rock structures are truly an amazing gift of nature and they are found in many parts of the world. Sedimentary rocks ,Metamorphic rocks or Igneous rocks, these formation may be any of these three types. Although, they might be named differently by the geologists for their recognition.
Some rock formations are so unique for their amazing structures and some of them are matchless for their positioning. Even some rock formations glow due to their astonishing colors. We have tried to bring before you some of the most spectacular rock formations. In many countries, such rocks are considered as the heritage. These are the images of the lovely rocks of the lovely planet ;
Snowy Owl, the white terror of the North is biologically known as Bubo scandiacus which is a large, diurnal white owl with a rounded head, yellow eyes and black bill. In many parts of the world, the snowy owl is called with different names like the Arctic Owl, Great White Owl, Harfang,Ghost Owl, Ermine Owl, Tundra Ghost, Ookpik etc.
Snowy owl ( Stephen Oachs Image )
The Snowy Owl is a bird of Arctic tundra or open grasslands and fields. They are hardly seen in the forested areas. They love to dwell along lakeshores, marine coastlines, marshes, and even roost on buildings in cities and towns. In the Arctic, they normally roost on pingaluks (rises in the tundra) and breed from low valley floors up to mountain slopes and plateaus over 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) in elevation. The population of the snowy owl is widespread almost in the whole arctic regions and North America. In Canada, the snowy owl is the official bird of Quebec.
Snowy owl with magnificent flight ( James R. Page's Image )
The Snowy Owl is a strictly nomadic bird and it is considered a species of least concern. The average length of the snowy owl is about 20–28 inches, with a 49–59 inches wingspan. Similarly the snowy owl can weigh anywhere from 1.6 to 3 kilograms so in this way it is one of the largest and heaviest species of owl. Their vocalization includes krek-krek; the female also has a softer mewling pyee-pyee or prek-prek. But they can also chirp in various ways.
A pair of snowy owls ( A winnu image )
The Snowy Owl may eat small mammals like hares, squirrels, rats, rodents, marmots, songbirds and gulls. The average quantity of the diet of the Snowy Owl is roughly 7 to 12 mice per day to meet its food requirement and can eat more than 1,600 lemmings per year. The Snowy Owl is also called the white terror of the North and they were specifically a part of the ancient myths and legends. Because of their marvelous way of hunting, the snowy owl was a symbol of chivalry.