Friday, June 25, 2010

On the Road

Great-horned Owl, Owlet – Teton National Park, WY: I spent three nights at the Gros Ventre Campground in Teton National Park. There was lots of wildlife right in the campground that gave me many opportunities to shoot. A Great-horned Owl had built a nest in a dead tree in one of the campsites. Rangers had blocked-off the area but birder’s and photographers had a great view. I shot the nest off and on for 2 days. The nest contained two young birds that had already developed flight and tail feathers. Most of the time the nest was under observation by either a photographer or birder and constantly by the parent owls. Most of the time the owlets would sit at the edge of the nest or back in the cavity and do nothing, but every so often they would preen each other, stretch and look back at the lookers.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 500mm f4, Digital Capture, ISO 200

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