Forest Spirit Another shot of the great grey owl I found on a ridge above Fox Creek, Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest. Nikon D7100, Manual Focus, Tamron 150-600mm VC, F/6, ISO-1250, ET-1/320, Focal Length 380mm, Hand Held Vibration Control on
Forest Spirit I was waiting for dad at the top of a ridge above Fox Creek when I heard a quiet, short screech in trees. It was persistent so I went looking for the source. I walked through the forest from tree to tree for cover. Sometimes I would have to wait for the screeching to start again, but finally I found the source. A great grey owl about 60 feet up a snag. For the next bit I spent with holding my camera at a very awkward angle over my head. It did a lot of head bobs, screech, and stared at me but it never left. In fact, it was still there after dad and I took off on the four wheelers back to the truck. Nikon D7100, Manual Mode, Tamron 150-600mm VC, F/6, ISO-1250, ET 1/200, Focal Length 400mm, Hand Held Vibration Control on
is a very large owl, documented as the world’s largest species of owl by length. It is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North, cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, spruce owl, bearded owl, and sooty owl.