I photographed this Northern Hawk Owl in-flight last winter and met a few new friends while at it, in fact, they pointed me in the right direction of this northern hawk owl. Here is a sequence of photos of the owl hunting and capturing his dinner, in this case a mouse! I figured I should post the events, hope you like!
The photo on the left is number one in the hawk owl sequence showing the owl in-flight moving in for the kill.
Photos below is that of the owl getting closer to meal time…
Hawk Owl Coming In For The Kill
Photo number three below in the hawk owl sequence shows the owl stopping in mid air, hovering just before pouncing on his prey.
Making the Grab
The owl smashes through the snow, mouse has been caught!
Prey In Hand
The hawk owl made the catch, the below photograph shows the prey firmly in the owls talons.
The owl is seen here taking flight with its dinner, the mouse!
Another sequence of the mouse being carried off by the hawk owl.
Final Fly By
The final fly-by shows the owl in-flight with mouse firmly held in the owls sharp talons.