Top 12 Most Memorable Encounters
Coming off a spectacularly lucky (photographically) year, 2017 was a no good, awful, downright miserable stretch of bad luck. Though we spent more time in the field than ever, we captured content only about 10% of the time we set out to look for wildlife. Yet for all the bad luck, we had some incredible moments – and, based on our last two forays into the Rockies, our luck also seems to be changing. Here’s hoping 2018 is the best year yet.
Day of the Owls
One February day, after weeks of striking out on everything we attempted, we took a short drive east of Calgary into the prairie landscape to see what we could see. What we saw was two great horned owls – both framed in abandoned barn windows (a long running dream for us both) and twelve snowy owls. But rather than the usual shots of snowies, we were given the incredible chance to observe interesting behaviour and capture countless shots of the white owls in the landscape – capped with a glorious sunset and a distant Rocky Mountain backdrop.