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Great Gray Owl in Snowfall

My one and only encounter with a Great Gray Owl was in Yellowstone in 2015. I had a brief conversation with another photographer while at a pullout in Lamar Val...
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My one and only encounter with a Great Gray Owl was in Yellowstone in 2015. I had a brief conversation with another photographer while at a pullout in Lamar Valley. He mentioned he'd spent the previous morning with a Great Gray and told me the location. Driving through that area the next day we spotted this Owl immediately and nearly jumped out of the car while it was still moving. But I waited and as soon as I'd grabbed my gear the Owl had moved. Fortunately we found it again and were lucky to watch it hunt for five minutes before it flew back into the woods. We trudged through heavily falling snow for an hour before deciding we needed to leave. My encounter was ever so brief, but for those short minutes I felt in complete awe of her magnificent beauty. I will see one again, and hopefully for a longer duration. But this is one experience I will always treasure. October 2015

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mmmincheva
 
mmmincheva January 09, 2017
Awesome!
mmmincheva
 
mmmincheva January 09, 2017
Awesome!
cyndie
 
cyndie January 16, 2017
Amazing capture!
mmorabito PRO+
 
mmorabito January 31, 2017
I can't believe the clarity of this shot. Every detail is visible. You did a great job.
marietjiesmuts
 
marietjiesmuts January 31, 2017
This is awesome
MLundberg1
 
MLundberg1 February 01, 2017
Magnificent
plinymier PRO
 
plinymier February 01, 2017
One beautiful nature photo!
suzeeross
 
suzeeross February 03, 2017
BRILLIANT PHOTO
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 05, 2017
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole February 05, 2017
Wow....gorgeous!!! Congrats on being a finalist!!! : )
TTfullerPhotography Premium
 
TTfullerPhotography February 05, 2017
This is a fantastic capture. I think your composition is exquisite, The depth of field is wonderful, and your focus is spot on, and the subject can't be praised enough. Thanks for sharing this capture.
rananjaykumar
 
rananjaykumar February 11, 2017
Awesomeness
richardmorgan_7225 Premium
 
richardmorgan_7225 March 16, 2017
You can almost feel the feathers.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 April 08, 2017
WOW!! シ
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake April 08, 2017
Fantastic capture and story !
Mohit_Bagaria_Monu
 
Mohit_Bagaria_Monu April 08, 2017
VERY NICE
Witmar
 
Witmar April 09, 2017
amazing picture
ranjisam
 
ranjisam April 09, 2017
magnificent creature; incredible clarity and composition
Paulacook144 PRO+
 
Paulacook144 April 10, 2017
Beautiful shot well seen and handled.
johnboywalton196 Premium
 
johnboywalton196 April 11, 2017
Fantastic capture!! well done.
ScrimpyL PRO+
 
ScrimpyL April 12, 2017
wow! love this, this owl looks like it is ready to fly right out of my computer screen
henrybailliebrown
 
henrybailliebrown May 21, 2017
Perfect capture, mate! Nice exposure!
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose June 02, 2017
BOOOM! Stunning capture!
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photosue50 September 12, 2017
Great capture
fabioazevedo
 
fabioazevedo December 13, 2017
Congrats!
Fiji~Girl
 
Fiji~Girl January 17, 2018
This is so beautiful!
Nick80D
 
Nick80D March 03, 2018
Absolutely Superb! ????????????
AninditaDatta
 
AninditaDatta March 27, 2018
Beautiful
douglasgray PRO+
 
douglasgray June 05, 2018
Absolutely stunning.
Wandervie
 
Wandervie October 17, 2018
Love this!