Flying with Snowy Owls

Banking - © Christopher Martin-0995-2

I have been able to spend a couple of evenings with the two Snowy Owls since my first encounter with them near the Springbank Airport just before New Year’s.  These are a few of the images that have stood out from the growing collection.  I absolutely love watching these birds and with more time I’m learning some of their habits and behaviours.

Launch at dusk - © Christopher Martin-0826

Evening flight - © Christopher Martin-0829

The images below are from a drive I made east of Calgary on the weekend.  I had good luck finding Snowies around Langdon and Gleichen last year and the success continued when I spotted this beautiful owl flying around one of the fields.

Snowy Owl on the fields - © Christopher Martin-2

Snowy Owl on the fields - © Christopher Martin-1307

5 responses

  1. Pingback: Snowy Owls on the prairie | Christopher Martin Photography

  2. elmediat

    Tremendous series. I have passed links to this post and the Hawk post on to family & friends. 🙂

    January 28, 2013 at 5:19 pm

  3. Wonderful shots! Their eyes are beautiful and they look like they’re always smiling.

    January 6, 2013 at 7:57 pm

  4. Absolutely wonderful images. I have not had any luck finding them this year.

    January 6, 2013 at 12:31 pm

  5. They are all stunning! My favorites are the first and second image…..how the light highlights those magnificent wings. The first photo is also the only one that shows the owl’s feet clearly — they look like big rabbit feet!!! This is probably as close as I’ll get in my life to a Snowy Owl…..thanks for taking me there.

    January 6, 2013 at 11:17 am

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