I thought your other shot was joking, kamaly. Sorry.
Mr. Owl seems to be thinking that if he stands here, just so, and very straight, no one will notice him. Excellent shot, too!
Great shot, amazing he is on the only little bit of ice/snow around. Dianne
Wow, what a great moment! Wow! I wonder what the story is with this shot!
no ears! ;)
Thanks Don, not1word, Dianne, Jean and Graham ! Needless to say, it was a pretty amazing experience!
This is a well known birding area - extensive salt marshes at the mouth of a large river right on the coast, so it gets lots of unique visitors. I'd been at a bald eagle watching spot when someone came up and told us there was a snowy owl over here, so I HAD to rush over to get a shot to show Graham what a Snow-Cat really looks like! LOL, I was mortified to find out they don't have ears!
This one had been stalked by photographers all day - so pretty surprising it was so cooperative. Definitely a unique experience to be able to get some nice shots of it without a yard-long lens!
Lucky you! I see the owl doesn't like cameras at all.
Hi bainketa - Thanks! In fact, considering the crown of photographers with meter-long lenses who had been stalking it all day, I think it put up with all the cameras really well! He didn't usually have his neck stretched out like this. I think he must have noticed something off in the distance that might have made a good meal.
sure is a find a true native of the area or from more up north. steve
Thanks Tonia ! And Thanks Steve ! Snowy Owls aren't too common, but not unheard of. Their summer range is up on the tundra around the Arctic. But they migrate south in the winter, and there are usually several who show up around here. But after someone told me there was one in the area, this one was rather easy to find: just look for the crowd of photographers and 2 foot long lenses! This one is now enshrined in probably thousands of GBs!
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Photo taken in Salisbury Beach State Reservation, 212 Beach Road, Salisbury, MA 01952, USA
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