On a cold wintry day, a friend and I drove out to Lake County to see a family of Long-eared Owls. The walk was a couple miles back into the forest. The streams and wetlands were frozen over, making it a difficult hike into the forest area, where 9 long-eared owls were perched.
There were so many photographers hiking in and so close to the owls, I know the owls were upset and disturbed by the large groups of photographers. I had later heard and found it so very sad that they ran the owls out of that forest. Even more sad that I was a part of this invasion into their private world. This was the last owl photo I took due to not wanting to exploit, and or disturb any Owl's. I'm not saying I wouldn't take an Owl photo again, but only if I saw it on a nature hike, and wouldn't disturb it.[the_ad id="61677"]