A phantom of the north’s flyby
I watched this Great gray owl criss-cross a field west of Bragg Creek a couple of weekends ago. I spotted him perched near a small pond in front of the forest and photographed as he flew closer to where I was on the road.
Between flights, he landed on a couple of fence posts, a branch and a driveway gate. This last landing was about 20 metres (60′) away from where I stood.
I have had owls fly close to me occasionally and it is always an intense moment. This was no exception – it was great to feel his presence as it glided past within arm’s reach.
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This entry was posted on April 11, 2016 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Bragg Creek, Owls, Wildlife and was tagged with alberta, bird, bragg creek, Canada, flying, Great Gray Owl, owls, strix nebulosa, wildlife photography.
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questa foto in particolare è una opera d’arte
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Superb series! Thom
April 19, 2016 at 1:41 am
April 16, 2016 at 1:17 am
Very Good Post, Thanks for post
April 13, 2016 at 11:55 pm
Wow it obviously felt comfortable with you!
April 12, 2016 at 11:57 pm
April 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm
April 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm
Every time I see your owl shots I am envious, but you have REALLY nailed it here! 🙂 love the face in flight!!
April 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm
WOW WOW WOW
April 12, 2016 at 7:28 am
Great shots! How long were you waiting to get those?
April 12, 2016 at 4:55 am
That time not too long – it felt like the owl was waiting for me 🙂
Often, it is not so quick!!!
April 12, 2016 at 8:21 am
Stunnning, Nice Photos
April 11, 2016 at 10:13 pm
April 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm
April 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm
QUE BELLEZA DE BUHO ME TIENE FASCINADA, LA FOTOGRAFÍA ES IMPRESIONANTE, INCLUSO EN VUELO, NUNCA HABÍA VISTO UNA MIRADA TAN PENETRANTE EN UN BUHO, NI TOMAS DE ÉSTA CARACTERISTICA, EXELENTE….SALUDOS….
April 11, 2016 at 4:23 pm
April 11, 2016 at 6:39 am
I love the close up one. Very nice and sharp.
April 11, 2016 at 5:18 am
Wonderful pictures! What a beautiful wild bird!
April 11, 2016 at 4:35 am
He’s an impressive looking fella. Great shots.
April 11, 2016 at 3:15 am
I totally agree – he is! Thank you Miruam.
April 11, 2016 at 8:33 am
These pic’s of the GGO are awesome!
April 11, 2016 at 2:38 am
Thank you Helen
April 11, 2016 at 8:34 am
Very Beautiful Owl
April 11, 2016 at 1:38 am