Great gray owl on frost and in gold

Great Gray Owl in the frosty meadow - © Christopher Martin-6695-2

Last week’s dropping mercury and precipitation allowed the fields around Bragg Creek to be encased in frost on the weekend.  I spent the morning watching birds of all sizes waking up – with most waiting for the sun to warm things up a bit.  This Great gray owl was more interested in breakfast and I watched him hunt for a couple of hours taking his catches back to the nest hidden somewhere in the forest nearby.  These images of the owl just lifting off the grass with a field mouse in its beak really captured the tone of the morning – frosted grass, shafts of golden light, a spectacular bird in flight.  It was another wonderful morning spent in awe of the natural world.

 

Great Gray Owl in the frosty meadow - © Christopher Martin-6646

Great Gray Owl in the frosty meadow - © Christopher Martin-6692

Great Gray Owl in the frosty meadow - © Christopher Martin-6647

12 responses

  1. Losing A Son To Suicide: Grandma's Gone Mad

    Your photos are fabulous!

    May 22, 2016 at 3:51 pm

  2. Great Shots, Christopher.

    May 18, 2016 at 5:08 pm

  3. That’s pure poetry. Thanks for taking me there.

    May 18, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    • Thank you Lyle. If you make it out my way, I will be glad to.

      May 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      • That would be special.

        May 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm

  4. “Awe” is the true and righteous word for nature–and also how your work hits me. Colors and form, amazing as ever.

    May 17, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    • Thank you Cynthia. I hope you enjoy a wonderful long weekend.

      May 19, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      • I am a writer (retired from my other paying work in counseling) so I get to make my own good hours day by day! Best to you and yours and have fun on any time off!

        May 19, 2016 at 4:46 pm

  5. Beautiful pictures, you do great work.

    May 17, 2016 at 4:40 pm

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  7. FANTASTIC!!!!!!

    May 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

  8. Fantastic photos.

    May 17, 2016 at 3:50 pm

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