Snowy Owl Irruption

Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) – Ocracoke Island, North Carolina

One morning in January many years ago, Cindy suggested – completely out of the blue – that we take a road trip down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and observe the snowy owl irruption that was taking place down there at the time. Now – mind you – Cindy is not one for the beach scene, so this suggestion was completely uncharacteristic of her. After picking my jaw off the floor, I readily agreed to the jaunt, and we had a fine time down there in the off-season – and actually saw one of the beautiful creatures from a distance.

This image was captured with an iPhone 5S, looking through a high-powered spotting scope.

Photo info:
Snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus)
Ocracoke Beach
Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
January 2014
Apple iPhone 5S