Last year in July 2016, I spent some time around the Promontory Mountains in Northern Utah. We were having an influx of Short Eared Owls during that time. They nested within the Sagebrush and grass. On one evening, while I was ready to drive home, I spotted this Juvenile Short Eared Owl, perched on the … Continue reading Juvenile Short Eared Owl
Every Spring, the Long Billed Curlews can be heard across the valley of the Great Basin in Northern/Western Utah. If you can hear their calls, then they're either flying over head or wandering around somewhere nearby. I photographed this curlew during Golden Hour as this one and it's mate were foraging for food in the … Continue reading Long Billed Curlew in Evening Light
In May I took a few hour drive through Northern Utah and while driving on a dusty dirt road, I spotted this Burrowing Owl perched on a wooden stake. The light was quite harsh, but thankfully, the Owl was positioned just right to avoid the shadows. You never know what you're going to find when driving … Continue reading Burrowing Owl Perched on Wood in a Field of Grass
This day, one year ago, I photographed several Short Eared Owls hanging out around the Golden Spike area. The two following images were my favorites out of all the images. The below image was photographed as the sun was dipping below the mountains behind me. The glow gave a nice over all color to the … Continue reading This Day, One Year Ago
I forgot about this image, photographed last Monday in the middle of nowhere. Actually, not in the middle of nowhere, but driving to get there, feels like it. Up at Golden Spike there are several pairs of nesting Burrowing Owls and they can often be seen perched on the fences that line the side of … Continue reading Just Another Burrowing Owl
Last week, while driving around in Northern Utah, I saw this Swainson's Hawk perched on this wooden pole. The light was pretty low as the sun had already set below the mountains; but I didn't want to leave without getting at least one decent image, of a beautiful hawk I rarely get to see.
I took a drive to an area by Golden Spike National Monument in search of Owls. I saw several Burrowing Owls and 2 Short Eared Owls; however, was only able to photograph the Burrowing Owls. The first image was photographed under harsh evening light and the second was after the sun had dipped below the … Continue reading Burrowing Owls on a Monday Evening