The owl is a magical bird. Seldom seen by most, but when discovered, they instil a profound excitement that most creatures in nature can’t compete with. The 2013 season has been filled with glimpses of numerous northern birds, allowing many a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view these rare visitors out in the wild.
For myself, this winter has been a milestone. In terms of numbers, I was fortunate and blessed to spend time with seven Great Gray Owls, one Northern Hawk Owl, three Snowy Owls, two Great Horned Owls, and two Barred Owls. For the majority of these interactions I was alone with the bird – to watch with amazement as it silently (and successfully) hunted, preened, protected its territory, and interacted with the environment. These experiences saw me travel throughout Ottawa, Kingston, and Algonquin Provincial Park.
These moments in time I captured with my camera are special. Each tell a story. In total I took over 5,700 images. The following are those I am most proud of.
Enjoy The Outdoors,
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