A Great gray owl on the edge of the Kananaskis forest

Great gray owl flying in the forest - © Christopher Martin-8140

Great gray owls blend into the forest effortlessly so it is easy to lose track of them.  When I have a chance to photograph one flying through the trees it is very special for me.  I discovered this owl while hiking a trail on the edge of the Kananaskis Country park area west of Bragg Creek.  It stayed on the perch for a half an hour keeping track of other creatures nearby and following unusual noises around.  I can’t count on which way a bird will launch when it does decide to fly so I was happy when this one flew in my direction and flew to my right.  It climbed to a higher perch on the opposite side of the trail which is where I left it to its business.

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4 responses

  1. Pingback: Owlets starting and staring… | Christopher Martin Photography

  2. elmediat

    Superb compositions. 🙂

    May 13, 2015 at 7:32 pm

  3. Just fantastic.

    May 2, 2015 at 8:43 pm

  4. Awesome photo! 🙂

    May 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm

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