Great Grey Owl
Strix nebulosa nebulosa
Green's Creek, Gloucester, Ontario
19 January 2013
In an attempt to capture a vole scurrying under the surface, a great grey owl flies head-first vertically into the snow. There is just something inherently wrong about this shot, but capturing the behavior was still a real thrill.
For the record, none of these great grey owl shots was obtained through baiting or any other techniques except patience and luck. The hunting behavior shown here is completely natural.