Owl in the Woods

May 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Owl in the WoodsOwl in the WoodsBack in the woods, away from the road, a mother owl retreated to a silent hunt. From her first perch, she flew towards me, stopping to roost just 20 yards away. Alone in each other’s company, we made electric eye contact. I held my breath. Like the orca, the wolf and the humpback before her, she touched something unexpected deep in my soul. She exuded will and intent and awareness. And on her home ground, her size, speed and weaponry created leverage in the emotional exchange. I was her guest in the hunting hollow, thrilled to have permission to witness an intimate hour at dusk. Owl in the Woods - Back in the woods, away from the road, a mother owl retreated to a silent hunt. From her first perch, she flew towards me, stopping to roost just 20 yards away. Alone in each other’s company, we made electric eye contact. I held my breath. Like the orca, the wolf and the humpback before her, she touched something unexpected deep in my soul. She exuded will and intent and awareness. And on her home ground, her size, speed and weaponry created leverage in the emotional exchange. I was her guest in the hunting hollow, thrilled to have permission to witness an intimate hour at dusk.

More recent great horned owl images below.

Morning Perched OwlMorning Perched OwlThe glory and possibilities of morning reflected in the eyes of a perched great horned owl.

Point Reyes National Seashore

May 19, 2017
Owl on Scimitar BranchOwl on Scimitar BranchGreat horned owl at deep dusk in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

April 21, 2017
Owl PortraitOwl PortraitGreat horned owl resting near its nest in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

May 2, 2017


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