I often go back through my images to see what birds I was photographing and where I was photographing them one to many years ago and four years ago today I was in Glacier County, Montana photographing owls, hawks, shrikes and sparrows.
I photographed this sleepy Great Horned Owl male sitting in a opening of the granary, he was probably exhausted from helping his mate raise their young. It must take an enormous amount of energy to raise Great Horned Owl chicks from the time they hatch until after they fledge and I know I’d be sleepy too if I had to keep up with them. During the time I photographed this male he never fully opened his eyes, perhaps he’d had a long night trying to catch prey for his brood.
Most of the time I’d prefer to not have the “hand of man” in my images but I find the old wood from barns, granaries, sheds and outbuildings very appealing when I am photographing owls.
Life is good.