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Hawk Owl, Northern

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Every picture has a story. I was at Beaver Dick Park near Rexburg, Idaho (Nov. 25, 2007) photographing a Hawk Owl. Beautiful day, everything was perfect. All of a sudden the hawk owl stopped, looked directly at me, as though I were prey, took off flying straight at me. As he flew past my head, his wing tip brushed my ear. Scared the "crap" out of me. Can't believe I didn't drop the camera. Come to find out, he had spotted a vole (large mouse) beyond me and made a "beeline" straight for it. I just happened to be in the way. It was funny after...it was not funny at the time. Great memory.
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern
Hawk Owl, Northern