Patience paid off for this one. After trying for months to get a good flight shot of these beautiful Snowy Owls, I ended up with quite a few yesterday. After spotting this owl sitting behind these rocks, I spent an hour sitting in the snow hoping it would end up flying in my direction.
It was such a nice change of pace from previous trips here, with over 50 people standing around at times, to the only people around yesterday being myself and one photographer. With much less of a crowd, this owl took flight and ended up going 10 feet or so past me. These owls have a wingspan of around 5 feet, and having it come so close was incredible!