A hunting owl

Easter Great Gray Owls - © Christopher Martin-7379

I have photographed this Great gray owl in the same area for the past five years.  When I found her hunting for field mice just off the gravel road, I set up and watched her make two successful dives from branches that hung only a couple of metres above the tall grass.   I haven’t seen her or her mate over the winter so it was great to reconnect and watch the action.  I particularly enjoyed watching how she flew through the open forest.

Easter Great Gray Owls - © Christopher Martin-7383

Easter Great Gray Owls - © Christopher Martin-7381

Easter Great Gray Owls - © Christopher Martin-7387

39 responses

  1. Wow amazing owl great shots ☺

    September 29, 2016 at 4:48 pm

  2. Love the Photos!

    August 31, 2016 at 5:59 pm

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  4. Love it! 🙂

    April 12, 2016 at 4:55 am

  5. Really wonderful intimate captures💕

    April 12, 2016 at 2:12 am

  6. Very Amazing

    April 11, 2016 at 1:40 am

  7. Nice Post

    April 11, 2016 at 1:04 am

  8. Amazing Photos

    April 11, 2016 at 12:44 am

  9. Nice Shots

    April 10, 2016 at 11:04 pm

  10. Amazing, Great Photos

    April 10, 2016 at 10:14 pm

  11. Good Post

    April 10, 2016 at 9:35 pm

  12. Breathtaking captures of an amazingly beautiful predator.

    April 10, 2016 at 8:57 pm

  13. Very exciting shots, Christopher. Incredible creatures. I just love owls!

    April 10, 2016 at 7:03 pm

  14. Her wings are simply hipnotic! Amazing photos, I love the atmosphere colours, all beige and brown.

    April 10, 2016 at 1:24 pm

  15. Amazing pictures ! WoW

    April 10, 2016 at 8:21 am

  16. WOW WOW WOW

    April 10, 2016 at 2:48 am

  17. Nice to hang out with a good owl friend like that.

    April 9, 2016 at 10:08 pm

  18. Very regal and mysterious creatures, these owls. I am pleased to see these magnificent photographs of an awesome owl.

    April 9, 2016 at 8:21 pm

  19. Amazing shots. Wonderful bird.

    April 9, 2016 at 6:59 pm

  20. As far as I can remember I have seen an owl or a similar bird in free flight only once, when jogging at dusk and the bird flew not far above my head. I was a little scared to be honest.

    Concerning taking a photograph I wonder if you ever can meet such a bird at daylight. Is it safe enough to expose such a bird to a flashlight?

    April 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm

  21. Sally

    Brilliant. Thank you. Sally

    April 9, 2016 at 2:39 pm

  22. WOW!

    April 9, 2016 at 12:40 pm

  23. La revue de Claire

    It’s a beautiful bird

    April 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    • I totally agree Claire.

      April 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm

      • La revue de Claire

        April 9, 2016 at 2:24 pm

  24. HERMOSO, MUY DISFRUTABLE…SALUDOS….

    April 9, 2016 at 11:55 am

  25. janvdijk9464

    Reblogged this on janencarinvandijk and commented:
    mooie roofvogels

    April 9, 2016 at 11:53 am

  26. These are incredible photos: thanks for posting them here.

    April 9, 2016 at 11:52 am

  27. janvdijk9464

    prachtige foto en mooie vogels en mooi getekent

    April 9, 2016 at 11:52 am

  28. Lou

    Fantastic pics!

    April 9, 2016 at 11:49 am

  29. It’s look like 3D feel

    April 9, 2016 at 11:48 am

  30. Amazing mysterious animal

    April 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

    • Both are so true. They mesmerize me every time I’m lucky enough to see them.

      April 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm

  31. Majestic!

    April 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

  32. very beautiful

    April 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

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