Snowy Owl Perched on Flowing Ice
Occurred on January 20, 2018 / Oswego, New York, USA
Info from Licensor: "Gary and I often go looking for animals and birds to photograph and had been hoping to spot a snowy owl as we had heard there were some in the Oswego area but we had had no luck. We finally spotted a snowy sitting on a sign just out of range of our cameras. We took a break to warm up and then returned. We were disappointed that the owl was no longer sitting on the sign and thought she had left the area. Gary turned toward the bay and saw something on a block of ice. He thought it was a stick at first, but then looked through the camera's lens and saw it was the snowy owl. It was windy and the breaking ice was really rolling giving the owl quite a ride. We started taking lots of still shots when Gary realized that a video would better capture what we were experiencing. He was right!" Note: The owl was not injured, just enjoying a beautiful winter day!