17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Survival, as Told by an Owl

A Great Gray Owl knows no excuses. For even in the impossible, blizzard-like conditions, he thrives. Here, a late October snowstorm in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem sets the perfect scene for silent hunting by the phantom of the north.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
Copyright: © Kyle Dudgeon