The Phantom of the North, my owl tattoo when it was fresh. Oct 14, 2013. Matthew Mattison, Little Tattoo Shoppe, Portland OR.
The Great Grey Owl is the owl of many names- also known as the Phantom of the North, Strix nebulosa by it’s scientific name, and cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, Spruce owl, Bearded owl, and sooty owl. It is the world’s largest species of owl, and can be found all over the Northern Hemisphere. Their wingspan has been recorded exceeding 60 inches.
"They breed in North America from as far east as Quebec to the Pacific coast and Alaska, and from Finland and Estonia across northern Asia." more on wiki.