Great Grey Owl in Flight
I was mesmerized as I watched this grey owl complete a successful hunt, and even more excited as the owl continued to fly towards me and eventually land in a small tree only a few meters from me. All I could do was to keep snapping photos as it flew closer and closer. I had chosen my spot to sit in as I had observed the owl fly to that specific point in the meadow several times, and I was just elated when my prediction came true and the owl flew the route one more time. But this time, I was waiting for it with my camera!
The black and white copy of this photo really brings out the detail better in the owl, and isn't so harsh to look at as the grass was very bright behind the bird. I don't edit in b&w often, but I felt this was an appropriate photo for such.
Captured in Yellowstone National Park.
The great grey owl or great gray owl is a very large owl, documented as the world's largest species of owl by length. It is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere, and it is the only species in the genus ''Strix'' found in both Eastern and Western Hemispheres. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North, cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, spruce owl, bearded owl, and sooty owl.