An owl on the other side

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On the other side of the road, this Great gray owl continued hunting after it flew across.  She left the open forest for the denser evergreens on the southern approach which provided a completely different look from the images that I shared yesterday.

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She flew between a couple of posts before gliding between a couple of trees.  I was lucky to be in position for some great opportunities.

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The owl flew into the middle of this large tree, beside the trunk, and I thought she might choose to rest there for a while.  She did for a few minutes, but soon grew restless and began scanning the ground for activity.  She turned around, saw something and then shot out of the tree.  I lost sight of her almost right away but heard a lot of squawking and commotion before things went quiet again.  I assume the owl struck successfully but did not go into the woods to check – either way the cycle of hunter and hunted continued with one coming out successfully.

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18 responses

  1. Wow! Wondrous, wondrous captures.

    November 16, 2016 at 10:47 am

    • Thank you Victoria Lise. I deeply enjoyed your images – thank you for visiting and for sharing your art.

      November 18, 2016 at 1:17 am

  2. Wow! You have really connected with this owl. Beautiful! Look forward to your moon shots, if you go for it.

    November 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    • Thank you Jane. I wasn’t able to get out for this supermoon. I have loved seeing the images other people have created from around the world.

      November 18, 2016 at 1:19 am

  3. Kenny

    absolutely gorgeous shots beautiful owl

    November 14, 2016 at 9:06 am

  4. always beautiful and magnificent.

    November 14, 2016 at 7:00 am

  5. Looks like the owl gave you quite a show 🙂

    November 13, 2016 at 11:54 pm

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  7. Those beautiful wings and watchful eyes. Magnificent photos.

    November 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm

  8. ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL!

    November 13, 2016 at 11:05 am

  9. Wonderful

    November 13, 2016 at 9:08 am

  10. Great shots!

    November 13, 2016 at 6:06 am

  11. Reblogged this on Ineffably Ethereal.

    November 13, 2016 at 5:58 am

  12. Wow!

    November 13, 2016 at 5:51 am

  13. Fabulous shots!!

    November 13, 2016 at 5:42 am

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