Just had the opportunity to photograph the extremely rare (in NC) and elusive Snowy Owl. They are native to Arctic tundras of Canada and Alaska but there has been an influx of these majestic birds in the northeast and mid atlantic regions recently. I am no wildlife photographer, but I really enjoyed watching and photographing this owl right here in Nags Head. Look at those eyes! There are birders and wildlife photographers that would give anything to see a snowy owl in person so thanks to my brother Dave for the call. Feeling very lucky. I slowly positioned myself to have the beach and pier in the background for perspective and to have contrast against the white feathers for detail. Saving a few of my favorite photos for another project..