February 10, 2012 – Avian Friday: Snowy Owl
Here in the Pacific Northwest we have had winter with an abundance of Snowy Owls. I had heard reports of them and seeing images taken by several of my photographer friends. Not having seen or photographed one myself I was compelled to try to get out and find a few before they leave for their journey back to the Tundra. Though there have been sightings throughout Western Washington, the highest concentrations of them have been at Damon Point near Ocean Shores and at Boundary Bay in the Delta region of British Columbia. Last week while we had some great weather I finally made the 2 1/2 hour drive up to Boundary Bay to see these marvelous creatures. It was well worth the effort.
Snowy Owl (Bubo Scandiacus)
Delta, British Columbia
Canon 1D Mark III+ Canon EF 500/4L IS USM
Processed with Lightroom 3, Photomatix Pro, Photoshop CS5.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,