04/02/17 Snowy Owl

Posted: April 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

Finally I had the chance to see and photograph a Snowy Owl. I had just about given up on finding one this season. After traveling hundreds of miles in search of the Snowy, one appeared a few miles from my home at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey. After observing it for two days, it was gone. Probably starting it’s long journey back to the arctic. The light was pretty harsh when I took these photos, but always a thrill to see one of these magnificent raptors. Have a safe trip back my friend.

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  1. Glenn says:

    Beautiful photos! Beautiful owl!

  2. Nancy Gourlie says:

    They are so beautiful Ray. I will never forget seeing one sitting on the roof of the new building at the Forsythe Refuge. I couldn’t get a good photo…but just seeing the bird so close was special.

  3. Just beautiful Ray. I know how you feel and I was so excited to see one this year! Such a highlight after all the searching. Thanks for sharing your inspiring photos.

  4. Ken Curtis says:

    Your persistence paid off, Ray. Wonderful shots.

  5. Nobody captures snowy owls better than you, Ray. For me, they never even blink – let alone MOVE. Such power, such nobility, a rare kind of regality. Thank you so much!

  6. Vicki DeVico says:

    These are wonderful, Ray. I especially love the first two…not the usual poses!

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