A gallery of Great gray owls


(Please click on either image to open the Great gray owl gallery)

It has been a while since I put together a gallery of animal images so I worked on one last night.  I chose Great gray owls as they are among my very favourite birds to watch and to photograph.  They have a balance of power and intelligence that always impresses me.  All of these images are from the Bragg Creek area, either in West Bragg or on the edge of Kananaskis that shares a border with it.  I have been photographing some of these owls for six years or more although most of the early images didn’t make this cut for various user operator (me!) issues.  For the 35 images that did, it was fun to look at the scenes I’ve been able to see them hunt, perch and fly in.

A Great gray owl in evening sunlight near Bragg Creek, Alberta

Looking back over these I feel very fortunate to be able to have spent so much time with these beautiful raptors.  At some times of the year, I see them rarely but I enjoy knowing that they are still there.  When are paths do cross, it never fails to be a continuation of my education about Great grays.  I still have a lot to learn… lucky me!

26 responses

  1. Love owls! Your pictures are amazing!!

    November 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm

  2. They are amazing creatures. Great pics! I dedicated one of my paintings to them for my wife since she loves them so much.

    November 13, 2016 at 6:49 am

  3. Frosty


    November 2, 2016 at 12:14 pm

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  5. Holy cow that mid-flight shot is amazing. I can’t even imagine how difficult it would be to line up such a shot and then capture it so sharply. Well done. You are the master

    October 26, 2016 at 4:13 am

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  7. Absolutely stunning. They never cease to take my breath away.

    October 24, 2016 at 1:59 pm

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  9. Wow! These are fantastic.

    October 24, 2016 at 8:54 am

  10. Angy

    Simply majestic! Beautiful photos! 🙂

    October 24, 2016 at 8:16 am

  11. Kenny

    very beautiful bird nice shot

    October 24, 2016 at 6:43 am

  12. Kaypius

    Extraordinary photographs, well done Christopher!!

    October 24, 2016 at 2:38 am

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  14. An extraordinary collection of photographs! I like best the ones with a white background.
    My one encounter with owls was in a forest on a friend’s property down in WA. They posed for me!

    October 23, 2016 at 11:47 pm

  15. P. Grover

    Chris, they’re all excellent but I like the one taken in winter? on frosty morning….owl in midair, wings open as wide as they can be….stunning.

    October 23, 2016 at 11:28 pm

  16. Fantastic Christopher.

    Well done this.



    October 23, 2016 at 10:51 pm

  17. These are absolutely stunning photos! They leave me with such a sense of awe and wonder. Well done!

    October 23, 2016 at 8:12 pm


    Love Love Love this collection. it is awesome!

    October 23, 2016 at 5:45 pm

  19. I enjoy all of your photographs but the owls are why I found you and follow you! Thanks for the great portfolio share!

    October 23, 2016 at 4:58 pm

  20. Many birds are beautiful, but few have the personality or range of moods as the Great Grey. Wonderful photos!

    October 23, 2016 at 3:55 pm

  21. oh they are beautiful…what a gift! 🙂

    October 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm

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