Great gray owl winter flights

Great gray owl's winter flight - © Christopher Martin-6515

I love watching Great gray owls fly – particularly when they launch.  The snowstorm that hit Bragg Creek on Thursday night created a wintry scene that was still hiding spring on Saturday when I went out.  It made for an interesting backdrop to this owl as it took flight.

Great gray owl's winter flight - © Christopher Martin-6516

Great gray owl's winter flight - © Christopher Martin-6517

17 responses

  1. Fantastic shots.

    May 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm

  2. :-0 Coming in and I wonder…how long and how cold were you to finally grab that shot, before realizing it doesn’t matter as people wait for years for such 🙂 So cool ~

    April 3, 2016 at 3:41 am

  3. Wow, looks perfect 💓

    April 3, 2016 at 2:55 am

  4. Perfect white !! (y)

    April 2, 2016 at 6:51 am

  5. So gorgeous! Looks like floating in the air, and with the glowning white background I simply thought it was a drwing on a white sheet!

    March 31, 2016 at 8:46 am

  6. Breathtaking

    March 31, 2016 at 4:09 am

  7. Wow, stunning captures💕

    March 31, 2016 at 1:30 am

  8. Such a magnificent animal captured on screen, Chris, this is beautiful! The level of details in its plumage we now see in this photo, definitely reminds us the wonders of Nature!

    March 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm

  9. Beautiful Picture, Good Job

    March 30, 2016 at 9:09 pm

  10. Nice PIcture

    March 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm

  11. Stunning, Nice Pict

    March 30, 2016 at 9:02 pm

  12. wildchild47

    These images – incredible! Wow – they are almost of another world! The colours and markings on the owl against the backdrops – almost a study in monochromatic shades – and the details! Awesome! 🙂

    March 30, 2016 at 8:36 pm

  13. I love these! What a beautiful bird

    March 30, 2016 at 7:35 pm

  14. Those creatures always look wonderful but that backdrop was the finishing touch. Beautiful.

    March 30, 2016 at 6:33 pm

  15. Extraordinary birds! I must see one some day. Love the grey against white.

    March 30, 2016 at 6:26 pm

  16. These are really good pictures. What equipment and settings did you use?

    March 30, 2016 at 6:15 pm

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