Great gray owl – winter edition


Driving home through Millarville last weekend, I hoped to see a great gray owl along the edge of the forest that skirts the road toward Bragg Creek.  I had my camera beside me and my girlfriend and I kept eyes peeled for them on fenceposts or perched in the trees.

We found one amid a snow storm.  It was not in a stop friendly location so I took a couple of quick shots and continued along.

Happily, another one was waiting a few miles further along.  This one was watching over a field and was kind enough to have chosen a tree that was across from a small pullout.  We had time to point out the owl to the kids and for me to put a long lens on it.  After a few minutes, it launched out over the field and I had some good flight opportunities.

It had been a few months since I had seen a great gray owl so I was thrilled to get to see two that evening.  I’ll have to make sure I retrace my steps there again soon.

6 responses


    March 3, 2020 at 1:40 pm

  2. Stunning photos!

    March 2, 2020 at 4:43 pm

  3. Christine

    So beautiful!

    February 29, 2020 at 12:46 pm

  4. beautiful

    February 28, 2020 at 9:24 pm

  5. What an outstanding set of photos of this magnificent owl! Such a powerful creature. I especially love those in-flight shots.

    February 28, 2020 at 8:05 pm

  6. Wonderful captures!

    February 28, 2020 at 6:37 pm

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