Thursday, January 29, 2009

To tide things over...

While it is fairly quiet here right now, here is one more shot of one of the Great Gray Owls I was lucky to see in December.
This shot really shows off the huge, flat facial disk that these birds have, used like a radar to pick up even the slightest sound under the deep snow while hunting :

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful shot! I don't see any owls at all. I love your pictures, Nick. Thank you!

Nick S said...

Thanks Suzanne :-) Where do you live?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful.I like the differnt angle,so often one sees the picture with the bird coming right at you.
Blessings,Ruth

HANNIBAL said...

I LOVE this flight shot!

Any owl is my favorite owl, but I have to say that a great grey would be at the top, only because I have never seen one, and to be just a state or 2 away makes me want to jump in the car, although road conditions keep me grounded for now.

Jayne said...

He's beautiful and looks like he'd be so very soft.

John Theberge said...

Great shot and it also shows how well they can blend into the background.

Nick S said...

They are a magnificent Owl. Well worth traveling to see ..