My photo of an adult Great Horned Owl comforting her soon-to-be fledgling is to be included in the upcoming exhibit at Nails in the Wall Gallery in Metuchen, NJ. The show runs from September 10- December 16. Click link or see flyer below for complete details.
Here is the backstory of the photo: With a river between us, I had been quietly watching this young owl with its sibling on a branch close to where the family had been nesting. Not yet able to fly, the owlets were in the process of slowly moving away, in a process actually called "branching." I did know realize the parent was nearby. All of a sudden a Great Blue Heron flew up the river, a little too close for mom's liking, and she swooped in seemingly out of nowhere, making sure the heron did not get to close to her precious offspring. She landed near them, and one at a time the owlets scooted close to her and receive some comforting contact and loving preening. It was a beautiful, moving thing to witness.
12x12 photo matted and framed