A phantom of the north’s flyby

Bragg Creek Great Gray Owl - © Christopher Martin-8200

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.

Bragg Creek Great Gray Owl - © Christopher Martin-8134

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.

Bragg Creek Great Gray Owl - © Christopher Martin-8189

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.

Bragg Creek Great Gray Owl - © Christopher Martin-8197

 

26 responses

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  2. questa foto in particolare è una opera d’arte

    May 7, 2016 at 2:39 pm

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  5. Superb series! Thom

    April 19, 2016 at 1:41 am

  6. great!

    April 16, 2016 at 1:17 am

  7. Very Good Post, Thanks for post

    April 13, 2016 at 11:55 pm

  8. Wow it obviously felt comfortable with you!

    April 12, 2016 at 11:57 pm

  9. great post

    April 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm

  10. elmediat

    Superb sequence.

    April 12, 2016 at 3:57 pm

  11. 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

  12. WOW WOW WOW

    April 12, 2016 at 7:28 am

  13. 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

  14. Stunnning, Nice Photos

    April 11, 2016 at 10:13 pm

  15. Amazing Photos

    April 11, 2016 at 9:36 pm

  16. Nice Photos

    April 11, 2016 at 8:44 pm

  17. 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

  18. I love the close up one. Very nice and sharp.

    April 11, 2016 at 5:18 am

  19. Wonderful pictures! What a beautiful wild bird!

    April 11, 2016 at 4:35 am

  20. He’s an impressive looking fella. Great shots.

    April 11, 2016 at 3:15 am

  21. HELEN HEINRICHS

    These pic’s of the GGO are awesome!

    April 11, 2016 at 2:38 am

  22. Very Beautiful Owl

    April 11, 2016 at 1:38 am

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