Great horned owl chick photo, Wrangell St. Elias national park, Alaska.

baby Great Horned owl chick, Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

I was gunna call this post “You Can Call Me Al”. 🙂 🙂 🙂

I really wanted to get some owl photos this winter, and I heard them outside the cabin nearly every night. But i could never manage to spot one. i did run across a nest towards the end of winter, but it was buried in a thick grove of trees, and too high up to afford any photos, without seriously disturbing the nest. So I pretty much figured no owls for me this year.

Until this particular evening comes along. I’d photographed trumpeter swans, loons, some flowers, and was poking around just as dark rolled in (dark as it gets in Alaska in June) and look what I find. Eventually there turned out to be 3 Great Horned Owlets, and an adult in the area. The adult was kinda skittish, and bailed, so I didn’t stay around long, and the light was toast anyway (this was shot at 1/30th of a second, f4). But I was overjoyed to even see, nevermind get to photograph, these little guys. They’re SO cute!



4 thoughts on “Great horned owl chick photo, Wrangell St. Elias national park, Alaska.

  1. Ron Niebrugge

    Hey Carl,

    Great find! Owls are too cool. It is interesting as to how much further along these guys are compared to the ones I saw in Denali.

    You have posted some really nice bird images lately – especially the loon, that is a tough bird to photograph. Great work.


  2. Mark

    Geez man, you really do have birds on the brain lately – and whatdoyaknow – you kick &ss at it as well. Never seen a chick up close, closest has been 60 feet up in a washing tub nest.

  3. Carl Donohue

    Hey Ron,

    Thanks man, yeah, the birds were happening. I really enjoyed trying to get some images of them.

    Hey Mark,

    Thanks man – I don’t know about kick a**, but it’s been a ton of fun trying to see if the birds will tolerate me enough to allow me to get close enough for a shot or 2.



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