This Snowy Owl came to visit the National Wildlife Refuge during the winter of 2018-19 bringing joy to many photographers and bird lovers alike. The Snowy Owl stayed in the same area often welcoming visitors from atop the Visitor’s Center. As we photographed her/him, we noticed that s/he would fly close to people and we weren’t sure why. At some point we got an image of the band and when we tracked the number, we knew why. The owl had been rehabilitated after an injury by a rehabber in Canada.
This was printed on Aluminum and is ready to hang.
Howard Muscott has photographed nature, landscapes, and wildlife for more than 35 years. Grounded in his early years of hiking, backpacking, and mountain climbing, Howard’s love for nature photography is fueled by the exquisite beauty of the natural world and the wildlife residing within its various ecosystems. “The ideal photograph tells a story that speaks directly to the heart and moves people to self-reflection. It combines one’s vision for the image with the best natural, ideally golden light, and requires both persistence and opportunity.”