An Owl of a Winter
It's been an exciting winter thus far with many photographic opportunities. One of my favorite subjects to photograph is owls. Owls have a mystery about them that makes them no only sought out by photographers, but the subject of many historical and modern folk lore.
One owl I was able to photograph this winter was a Northern Hawk Owl. Prior to this winter, I had never seen nor photographed a hawk owl, so to say I was excited would be an understatement. To top it off, I was able to see the hawk owl in Eau Claire, Wisconsin while heading to Sax-Zim Bog. At Sax-Zim, I was able to observe and photograph several Great Gray Owls. I have observed and photographed a Great Gray Owl in the past near Mauston, Wisconsin (well out of their normal range), but seeing them in their natural habitat at Sax-Zim was a HUGE treat. All of this on top of another major Snowy Owl irruption.
Here are a few of my favorite photographs from the Northern Hawk Owl, Great Gray Owls, and Snowy Owls:
Until next time,
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