Friday, May 08, 2009

Great Gray Owl


I meant to get this photo posted before we went away, but better late than never. As is customary on my birthday in early April, Mike and I took a leisurely drive. We came across this magnificent windswept owl near Bridge Lake. Although Grey Gray Owls are one of the largest owl species, their plumage makes them look larger than they actually are. They are year round inhabitants, and they are actually able to hear their prey under the snow and break through crusted snow to find their meal. Click on the photo to see this beautiful creature in better detail.

6 comments:

Ruth said...

I dream of finding an owl on a branch or post... What a great picture!

Cicero Sings said...

Oh, lucky you. How I'd like to come across an owl such as that!

Anonymous said...

I think its time to post some dog pictures. RinV

Jean said...

Great shot, Karen! I've seen the occasional owl around my place, but never get anywhere near close enough for a photo before it swoops away.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful, Karen. I came to your blog from Jean's and am glad I did. The only owl I have ever seen that close was at the sanctuary in Delta for birds of prey. (O.W.L.)

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.