18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Snowy Owl Taking Off

It was a windy and a cold evening. The Snowy Owl was sheltering behind a small dune and it was just resting. There were a dozen of photographers on the other side and we are all waiting for it to take off. I was lucky enough to be on the opposite end and when it took off it flew straight at my direction. It got so close to that I filled up the frame completely and I have to stop shooting. It was such an amazing experiences.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Newbury, Massachusetts, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-9M2
Copyright: © Van Lam