When a bird receives the nickname "Phantom of the North", you know he's not easy to find and photograph.
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is home to the Great Gray Owl year-round.
No matter the weather; from 90-degree summer days to -30 degree winter days ... he sticks around.
Having a close-up image of the beautiful face was on my list for a long time, until I got the chance this summer!
I had my big 500mm f/4 prime lens on a tripod and cropped in a little more after the fact.
Perched in a conifer tree
Camouflage: these birds are hard to find!
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