This image is one of my favorites from "The Year of the Snowy Owl" exhibit. It is the only black and white image in the portfolio. I love the texture and details of both the owl and the cedar tree. The title of this image is "Wisdom".
I spent more time with this owl than all of the other snowy owls combined. It had a large red marking on the back of its head showing that it had been a frequent flyer at Logan airport. I nicknamed him Big Red, even though he was on the small side for a snowy. He was a hatch year, male owl. Many of his habits and preferences became apparent to me as I observed his behavior throughout the winter. After a while, I started to feel like he was an old friend. I often wonder how he has fared since he returned to the arctic.