Dec 6 2008

A Great Horned Owl

I was taking a hike through the woods at Delaware State Park and came accross this Great Horned Owl just sitting in a tree.  As I approached, he flew away but didn’t go to far.  I was able to quietly walk up on him again, keeping a tree between us so not to spook him, and grab this photo.  This is the first time I’ve ever photographed a wild owl.  Shortly after the photo, he flew away once again.  They are such a large bird with a huge wingspan, it was quite amazing to watch him navigate through the trees and branches.  Click on the photo for a larger version.