“Go West, young man ...”
As the last rays of sunlight fell upon Coalinga, California’s Iron Zoo with just one frame left on my last roll of Ektachrome, the photo gods smiled upon me.
Great Gray Owl, Dairyland, Wisconsin. I made this photo during the 2005-2006 irruption, when thousands of Great Gray Owls migrated from Canada searching for food after the summer drought deprived them of the mice and voles they eat.
Proceeds from sales of this image are donated to the Owl Research Institute.