Awesome - it´s really good :-)
Snowy Owls have been showing up in record numbers this winter across southern parts of Canada and northern United States. It is believed that these sightings may be related to the large numbers of owls hatched last year as well as changes in the lemming population in the Arctic, the owls' main food source. This owl was photographed on January 21 in southwestern BC, Canada, where a large number of owls have been wintering.
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I see you are in the eastern US--you should check some birder sites, there may be some snowy owls near you right now--they are in your area too I think
Awesome catch!!! I never saw white snowy owl till now.... Beautiful. Thank you for that.
Wow, great shot. I've only seen this bird in the wild on one occasion, in the Outer Hebrides.
I had never photographed them in the wild before this year--apparently these owls have been showing up all over this year though--even one in Hawaii according to the article I linked to above
--thanks! No, I am not on Twitter or Flickr although at times I think I should be...I have Smugmug site but I have been very neglectful since G+ came along!
thank you--this was my second visit to photograph the owls--it was really windy and cold though, so there were only two owls near enough to photograph--unlike my first time there when there were more than 30--still so wonderful though to see them
thank you so muchI am glad you liked it--being able to photograph these gorgeous birds is magical...even on a cold windy day!
Ok you just had to get an award winner didnt you. im following you when we go over again!
thanksI didn't have too many chances that day--hopefully the next time will be better--but then...you only need one good image to make the day worthwhile!
thank you--catching action is made so much easier by using continuous shooting, but even then it is difficult to get it just right--I was lucky with this one
yes--it is hard to catch them in flight, as they prefer to sit--often with eyes closed as well! When I made this second trip to photograph them, I decided to make sure I was ready for the infrequent flights and to concentrate on capturing those
thank youit felt very amazing just being in the same area with more than 30 of these birds
Wow - getting overloaded with stunning images from many this morning (a very good thing) and I think this one tops them all!
They are amazingthe white feathers stand out so well against anything but snow--and we don't have snow here very many days of the winter--I would love to photograph them in the snow though!
That would be a great shot. Your so lucky to be able to photograph these beautiful creatures :)
Such an awesome capture Gail and such beauty and grace in motion! Would love to photograph one of these guys some day!
This is definitely the year to photograph these guys in a southern location (other than the Arctic Circle)
Snowy Owls are spectacularly beautiful birds and high on my list of hope to capture some day! Have been fascinated by birds of prey since a very young child and owls lead that list!
Well, then I can extend the same invitation to you about visiting...but I think you might have to get here fast, as these Snowys won't stay in the Vancouver area too long...they will probably head back north in late February.If you come to shoot owls, I will meet up with you in Vancouver if I can!
Thank you for the invite and would love to some day but my birding travels will have to wait as I hope to be in DC for PSW in March and have a trip to Great Smokey Mountains planned for April's peak wildflower season. Possibly a trip for the future and a possibility for next year should they show up that far South again!
Wowwwwww i lovvvve this owl landing Gail. Such gorgeous detail. Such a pretty face mr owl :) love it ! pretty
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