Almost three years ago I photographed this adult Great Horned Owl in a blizzard near the entrance to Antelope Island State Park. It was November 10, 2012 and even though the light was crappy I wanted to try and get Bison images in falling snow and I accomplished that so the owl was just icing on the cake or more appropriately, snow on the valley floor.
I am not sure why this owls eyes look orange rather than the lemony yellow I have seen in other Great Horned Owls in North America, the color here reminds me of the European Eagle Owl’s eye color but their plumage is different.
There are clouds here again this morning and probably some falling snow up in the mountains but I haven’t seen any snow near where I live. It might be yet another day at home instead of a morning out in the field. My bird photography addiction is making my fingers twitch.
I want snow. I want birds in my viewfinder. I want to be out shooting!
Life is good.