Great Horned Owl

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,

Great Horned Owl

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.

7 thoughts on “Great Horned Owl”

  1. What an amazing photo! I get chills just looking at it- I can imagine how exciting it must have been to see him in person!

  2. man loren – you are so fortunate!!! i rarely see birds outside of the common-a-garden type. or perhaps i do and don’t know it. steven

  3. Loren, this is an amazing shot of a Great Horned Owl. We have had some nest in the park across the street from us here in Idaho. Ten years ago a fledgling made it to a tree in our yard but was too afraid to fly again. The parent owls stayed close by until he was able to leave. It was amazing to watch over several days. I took pictures but have nothing like yours. P.S. It was wonderful to see you this weekend.

  4. It was wonderful seeing you and Willy, too.

    Jim and I are still mulling over the past. We visited the UW and the bookstore Sunday, which generated a whole different set of memories.

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