Take-Off - Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Great Gray Owl, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Many who follow my blog know that my focus is specifically on landscapes when I shoot photos. I do not go out of my way to shoot wildlife but will give it a try when animals or birds present themselves. There is some specific expertise (which I don't have) and equipment requirements (really big, long lenses that I can hardly lift) to get a great shot. On my Teton trip, I was fortunate to be with some very accomplished wildlife photographers who were knocking it out of the park. We came upon a a great gray owl that was all but asking for us to photograph him. This is not a common occurrence, so we all took advantage of the opportunity. Despite my limitations, I actually got a couple of decent shots, this being the best. I am sure that my fellow wildlife buddies would probably think this is a throw away shot, but I am happy with it. It reminds me what a great experience it was to watch this majestic bird in action.