Great Horned Owl Chick

Great Horned Owl chick (owlet - Bubo virginianus), in Wrangell - St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Great Horned Owl chick (owlet – Bubo virginianus), in Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

I knew the Great Horned Owls nested in the area; I’d heard them a number of times at night, seen them a few times, but never had any real luck trying to photograph them here until I found this young chick,and his siblings late one evening after I’d been out looking for moose.

No moose were to be found, and just as the light began to wane, I headed for the cabin.

This young Great Horned Owl chick and 2 siblings were out late, learning to fly. Fortunately for me, and much to the chagrin of their nearby parents, they weren’t yet very good at it. So I was able to make some photos, while their parents sat high in the White Spruce trees above me, watching carefully.

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