This is the biggest owl I have ever seen (and I was pretty close to this one). In these shots it was raining fairly hard and of course the bird didn’t care at all. The chicken dinner was more important.
These are photographs taken during training at The Center For Birds Of Prey in Charleston SC.
I had to double check myself, I couldn’t believe there was an entire training session with this bird that had been over looked.
While I now have many photos of this session the above might be my favorite. It gives an idea of how large, and intense, these birds are.
We were warned if he should land too close ‘Do Not’ reach out.