This is one of my favorite image of a Short-Eared Owl that I’ve captured. I love the background, the grasses perfectly sweeping over to frame the owl. I love the wedge shape of the bird, its intense gaze.
This image reminds me of long, early mornings spent sitting quietly on a log, surrounded by tall grasses, looking out over the Puget Sound and waiting for these beautiful creatures to arise from hidden perches and began their utterly silent flights over the fields.
Short-eared owls are one of my most awaited treats of winter in the Pacific Northwest.