Bird Photo Competition 2 2012 : Entry Number 402

Judges Comment

An evocative environmental shot that depicts the snowy owl hunting in its natural habitat as the sun sets on a wintry landscape.

Photographers Comment

Thanks so much for choosing my photo. This was shot with my Canon 60D in the marshlands of Boundary Bay, just south of Vancouver, Canada. Mount Baker, Washington is in the background. This owl was startled elsewhere & flew almost right toward me. I was so lucky. You can't see it on this smaller photo, but the owl has its eye right on me. It's so cool. For those of you who are interested, my snowy owl post is here: