Great Gray Morning Hunt

This morning I was in West Bragg Creek before sunrise looking for wildlife.  I photographed a few moose scattered across a couple of back roads in the early blue light and then the light came up very quickly.  I drove a bit further and then went for a short hike along a deer trail.  When I came back to the road, a Great Gray swooped nearby and landed on a fence post across the road.  I spent the next half an hour walking with this owl as it glided to a couple of different perches as it scouted for breakfast.  I had a couple of good opportunities to photograph the owl in flight and had a great time following this raptor.  It ended when it drove off and a stump before banking into the forest and disappearing in the deep shadows.

These are a few that stood out from a beautiful morning on the edge of Kananaskis Country.

2 responses

  1. Pingback: Great Gray Owl – Flight through the open woods « Christopher Martin Photography

  2. Incredible! What a great perspective on this beautiful owl!

    May 14, 2012 at 7:26 pm

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