This great gray owl certainly looked warmer than I was photographing it on the side of the highway just past Swan River. It was frigidly cold and, upon close inspection, you can actually see frost crystals on its face. It waited quite contently, turning its head to one side, then the other, looking for mice. It posed for me for a good 10 minutes before it flew off to a nearby spruce tree where I made a few more captures. Such encounters with wildlife always start the day off on the right foot!
February 25, 2014
Frigid temperatures often bring clear skies and the possibilitiy of great light but not always. I was fortunate to capture this image near Swan River last evening. It's a nice way to end the day.