Tonight, the two Great Horned Owl youngsters were nestled in a tree together. The sun was setting and the lighting was not ideal but I got to see something that I didn’t expect. In the photo, if you look closely, the owl in the foreground is spitting out an owl pellet.
It was like watching my cat struggle to bring up a fur ball.
It has been amazing watching the baby owls grow into independence.
While photographing them, I feel like I have learned a lot about lighting, photography, and of course owls.
I have mostly used my 55-200mm zoom lens. Tonight, I noticed that the owl in front has it’s left eye swollen shut. Hopefully, it’s a minor irritation that will take care of itself.
I plan to monitor the situation…
With the monsoons coming, the sunsets are getting better and better. Here’s one of my favorite shots from tonight.
I love Arizona sunsets. No matter how many I’ve seen, they still inspire me. They demand that I stop whatever it is I’m doing and remind me to take the time to breathe.