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Snowy Owl
Photographer: Karen Katz
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
Story: 
In 2012, I'd read that snowy owls had migrated south and into some of the shore communities in western Washington. Living in the Seattle area, I'd decided to make certain that I would be there to photograph them, should they return in 2013. And, return they did! My husband and I made an overnight trip to the small community of Ocean Shores. I was more than a little nervous. Even though they'd already been spotted in December, we weren't able to get there till the beginning of January. We had to hike a mile or so onto a narrow peninsula of land, lugging equipment and wearing heavy, restrictive clothing. But, the results were well worth it. My only regret? Not having a lens length that would get me in even closer! They were spectacular.
Digital Alterations: 
cropped, adjusted vibrance/saturation
Camera Information: Nikon D7000 w/ 80-200mm f/2.8
Special Equipment: