Thursday, February 25, 2010

Desert sunset - SkyWatch Friday

Tuesday evening as I was coming back from observing the Long-eared owls, the thin clouds created a beautiful sunset across the Big Desert west of Rexburg.  It was beautiful in my rear view mirror.


Earlier in the late afternoon, I caught this Long-eared owl coming into a tree to roost.



And then just as I was leaving the 11 Long-eared, I found this one hiding next to a tree trunk.



A great day to spend the evening celebrating another wild day in Idaho.

View other great SkyWatch Friday pictures at http://skyley.blogspot.com/

31 comments:

J Bar said...

What a great sky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic sky! And I love the shots of the owl! Wonderful! Hope you have a great weekend, Bill!

Sylvia

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Wow, look at those big yellow eyes. I'm glad I'm not a mouse, I would be dinner.

Regina said...

Great skies Bill.
The owl is amazing.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Carletta's Captures said...

Sometimes I find looking in my rearview mirror is a greater reason to stop that what's in front of me.
Love this shot - beautiful!
Two more great owl shots as well.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures. The owl in the tree is very dramatic and well hidden by his coloring. I love the owl in flight. That is difficult to get a picture like that. I have yet to come close.

Carver said...

The sunset is amazing and the owls are such wonderful shots to get.

Avimor Birder said...

Those long-eared owls look like they've been stretched out of proporation. I can't wait to see some for myself in real life.

Irene said...

Amazing photos! I have never seen an owl IRL before ... and thanks for visiting!

LV said...

Your road rip turned some very interesting and nice photos. Great job.

clairz said...

These are absolutely stunning!

eileeninmd said...

Lucky you, to see these Long eared owls. Great shots of the owls and the pretty sky!

Pam said...

That is such a stunning sunset you captured, Bill. The owl are an extra nice treat as well.

Laura Hegfield said...

These are amazing shots. What a beautiful wilderness you live in. I can't wait to show my daughters your owl photos in the morning, they will adore them:)

Gaelyn said...

Beautiful sunset and great owl captures.

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely sunset.
The owls are awesome. I have never see one in the wild.

Have a lovely weekend, Ev

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Bill, Love seeing those owls... Wow!!!! Your sunset is pretty also.. We've seen some neat sunsets and sunrises this week in Arkansas...
Betsy

Brit Gal Sarah said...

These are all great, especially the owl and I LOVE your header!

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

SUPER COOL! Look at that Strong looking Owl on the Air! IT'S JUST AMAZING! When can I shoot such Glorious Creature?:D

Steven^^

marianne said...

i really like the flying owl shot- very nice!

LadyFi said...

Great sunset - and that owl in mid-flight: stunning!

NatureFootstep said...

beautiful skies, and what`s in them :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I always look forward to your SkyWatch Friday images and this is another stunning one. Add in your Owl shots, what a day you had~

Mary said...

Thank you, Bill, for the wonderful owl photos in this post and the previous one. Magnificent birds, and great shots that reflect your artistry, your keen sense for wildlife, and your patience.

Spiderdama said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
Wonderful skies and shot you have here.

Judy said...

The photo of the owl flying took my breath away. What a great capture. I have been trying for a long time to get a shot of the owl that hangs around our home. Wonderful!

Maria said...

Your photo of the flying owl is great! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Just love your sunset-shot and the owls are incredible beautiful:)
Have a nice weekend!

Angie said...

Such great shots. Thanks for your visit.

Grayquill said...

You are one very talented person!
WOW!

Lew said...

Beautifull sunset. And the header image is very special! Great shots of the owls - it is amazing to get that clear a shot of them.