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Archive for January 18th, 2009

Assateague Snowy Owl

Assateague Snowy Owl, originally uploaded by bmthomas.

I spent the weekend on Assateage Island National Seashore in Maryland with my fellow photographers Dennis Wilson and Bob Leverton. A couple of weeks ago Middleton Evans came and gave a talk to the Arundel Camera Club.

After the lecture he told me we could find a couple of snowy owls wintering on Assateage. So this weekend we headed out with all our camera gear loaded in Bob’s 4WD. The snowy owls were easy to find. they perched on top of the sand dunes. I guess that gave them a good view to watch for predators and from which to hunt.

Guess who we ran into at the hotel…Middleton Evans. He had brought a few other photographers to see the owls. My thanks to Middleton for the tip. He has published some great books that I highly recommend Maryland’s Great Outdoors and Rhapsody in Blue.

For more of my photos of these owls visit my Assateague Set on Flickr.

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