Great Horned Owlets, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Great Horned Owl chicks, perched on a spruce tree, Wrangell - St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Yep, birds again. Here are 2 of the 3 Great Horned Owl chicks I got to photograph recently. I could never manage to find all 3 perched together. I also never managed to find them in any kind of decent light, so had to shoot at the higher end of the ISO range on my camera – which is a total disaster. The D2x is terrible at higher ISOs (anything over 250, IMO), which makes life miserable late in the day for shooting wildlife – the best time, of course, to find wildlife.

So, these little guys are probably flying around the park now, racing each other through the boreal forest as they swoop, silently, down on the snowshoe hares that are really abundant right now.

Great Horned Owl chicks, Wrangell – St. Elias National Park, Alaska.
Cheers

Carl

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