Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pic of the Day

Great Horned Owl, Bubo Virginianus; Grand Teton NP, Wyoming

     I found this pair of young Great Horned Owls in a campground just inside Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.  While I was shooting photos the parent birds, perched in a nearby tree, kept a close watch on me and other photographers who were gathered around the nest.  There were three young owlets in the nest, but it was rare to see more than one at a time.  It was by chance that I was at the nest when these two were perched side by side.  But, the view did not last long, within a few minutes one of the birds disappeared into the nest, leaving its sibling on watch.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/50second @ f 7.1

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