A hot Snowy owl on the prairie

Hot snowy owl - © Christopher Martin-1721

The early spring this year may see the Snowy owls leave their wintering grounds around Southern Alberta soon.  When I was in Irricana photographing this owl, it was 16°C and she was panting to stay cool.  I’m not concerned about their health in this heat as their nesting sites in the north get into, and above, these temperatures in the summer.  However, I don’t know when it, or something else, will prompt them to leave as they always do.

Hot snowy owl - © Christopher Martin-1697


Hot snowy owl - © Christopher Martin-1702

4 responses

  1. He sure is beautiful, Chris!

    March 29, 2015 at 5:47 pm

  2. Wonderful creature. Its face reminds me of a muppet!

    March 27, 2015 at 6:27 pm

  3. They are fantastic creatures!

    March 27, 2015 at 1:48 pm

  4. Girl Gone Expat


    March 27, 2015 at 10:24 am

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