My first reaction at seeing a video of a swimming Great-Horned Owl last week was that, to me, it looked fake. The video began making rounds not only on bird websites, but also made several large news sites. After the popularity of the video, I decided to post it. But it is for you to decide. Is the video real or faked? The owl looks real enough, but to me the way it 'swims' just doesn't look real.
The discription from the video:
This owl was forced down into Lake Michigan by two Peregrine Falcons. Taken at Loyola Park Beach in Rogers Park, Chicago.
Taken with a Panasonic GX7 and 100-300mm lens, handheld.
Check out the video for yourself, and let me know what you think in the comments section below.