Couldn’t resist going back for a third day of photographing snowy owls. There are a few in this immediate area, mostly females. The one that I had been spending the most time with the last couple of days (see previous post) was not very active this morning. I searched out another female nearby and found her hiding at the top of an apple tree in a farmer’s field. The surrounding branches frame her quite nicely.
For the last couple of mornings I’ve been out photographing wild snowy owls with one of my best friends (award-winning photojournalist Mark Wanzel, who I joined for a cross-America road trip in 2013. See here: ROAD TRIP PHOTO TOUR). We had great success with these beautiful owls despite temperatures hovering around minus 17 degrees. It does cause some mechanical issues with the camera gear, but we accomplished what we set out to capture. Here are a few of my favourite images.