Thursday, February 7, 2013

Great Gray Owls

Full Frame 600MM image at about 50 feet

Joan and I traveled to Ontario Canada last weekend to view and photograph Great Gray Owls.  This is an irruption year for this species and there are quite a few of the owls in Ontario.  Irruptions are about 4 to 7 years apart and this is teh largest irruption in a long time.  We saw 4 of the Great Gray Owls where we were visiting.  We also got to see a Northern Hawk Owl.  We were fortunate enough to see the owls feeding one day. 
Great Gray coming along ground searching for food

Great Gray Owl getting ready to attack a mouse

Great Gray Owl with Breakfast

Great Gray Owl resting on stub at end of day

Coming in for Landing

until next time

Jim Borden


Eko said...

It is a great series ...
We have experienced in recent days generally photographed.
There is no aristellut diner.
I have not shot it more than once - many years ago ...

Lindsjö taxar said...

What great pictures, took really my breath away....thanks for showing this!!!

Julie Hargreaves said...

Beautiful set of photos

Willard said...

Superb photographs, Jim. You have truly mastered the craft.

Willy Gill said...

I really like your photos of this fantastic owl. I haven't met Great Grey Owls yet, but I hope to. Must be nice to watch these owls hunt for prey. This year we've had quite a few Hawk Owls here in the south of Norway, and I have spent some time with a couple of them.
Willy from Norway