You have to be in the right place to photograph birds, but there’s no doubt that luck also plays a major part in deciding whether or not you get a good picture. We were just about to leave my last stop in Wenas when a large owl flew in front of us, but I was too slow to get a shot of it.
Luckily, the other members of the party spotted another Great Horned Owl sitting in a tree right in front of us. With their help I managed to get this shot,
definitely the best shot of a Great Horned Owl I’ve ever gotten, and definitely the best shot of the trip. It was a great way to end a disappointing trip.