Great Gray Owl: A Visual Natural History Sample Images
A Great Gray Owl, wind at its back, hunts from a ranchland fencepost.
Juvenile Great Gray Owls gain their independence slowly but are normally on their own by the time the surrounding aspen are at their peak color.
A female Great Gray Owl leaves the nest while the nestlings watch. One nestling has a vole in her bill.
A Great Gray Owl hunts from a Lodgepole Pine sapling in a wildflower meadow.
A Great Gray Owl prepares to arrive at a new hunting perch after crossing a river.
Male Great Gray Owls do the majority of the hunting for the family. They will usually consume smaller prey such as this recently captured shrew and will bring larger prey such as voles and gophers back to their mate and young.
A Canada Jay attacks a calling Great Gray Owl. Since owls occasionally feed upon birds and their young, many bird species instinctively attack owls in an attempt to drive them away, and also as a way to teach inexperienced birds of the danger.
A fraction of a second after delivering prey to his mate, a male Great Gray Owl prepares to resume hunting to provide for his family of four.