Shot with a Canon 5D MIII with Canon 100-400 mm f/4-5.6 IS L
I went to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge a couple of weeks ago looking for snowy owls and was lucky enough to find them. I didn’t think I was was going to see one on this trip as it was starting to get dark and I hadn’t seen one yet. I busied myself shooting herons and otters, all of sudden a snow owl appeared on top of an observation tower. Photographers some how also started to appear and we were get fairly ordinary shots of this owl. Suddenly out of nowhere a second owl comes flying in for an attack. All of the photographers blasted away with there motor drives on high, but I doubt many of us got many shots because it all happened so suddenly. I like the first couple of shot I got and the rest were poor quality but I included them in this gallery because they continue to tell the story. After the initial attack in photos 3 and 4 they flew behind the tree and fought in mid air. I looked like something out of a National Geographic video. You can see in my poor image of it (#5) they get tangled together and flip in mid air. Even though I missed the shot it was a great rush and a lot of fun. Too bad I didn’t know other photographers (about 10 of them), I would have like to see what they got.