Snowy Owl Photography in Saskatchewan

Snowy Owl Photography in Saskatchewan


There’s a lot of beauty in the big skies
and the clouds, the prairie storms, then the bird migration that passes through
every spring and every fall. It’s just magnificent. If you’ve never seen it, it’s something very outstanding to see the skies just alive with birds. With that always brings birds of prey, and then, of course come wintertime the snowy owls. My name is Todd White. I’m a wildlife and nature photographer. I live in Weyburn Saskatchewan. Coming out to the prairies from Ontario, every year I’d come out I would, you know,
venture out through the prairies and into the fields and find that I really was growing a love for the skies in general and the birds that pass through here. That kind of made me enthusiastic about moving out here. There’s so much
wildlife to be seen. Once I saw my first great horned owl I was kind of starstruck and loved owls and started to chase
them more and more. In Saskatchewan we’re here on the wide open spaces where they can find voles or mice easily. The Snowy owl especially,
they’re usually out in open fields. It’s basically sectioned
off in farmland grid roads so you’re cruising a lot of roads looking for owls. The whole province tip to tip,
you should be able to see snowy owls. Almost ninety percent of the time I’m taking pictures right out my truck window so I’m not disturbing the bird too much. It’s always a thrill to go out
and just to be able to see an owl. It’s all about the journey of trying to get that perfect shot even though you know
the perfect shot really doesn’t exist. When you’ve got it framed up and you know
those big yellow eyes are looking right at you It’s a, you know heart pounding feeling. You just love the anticipation
of getting that shot. So when you do achieve it,
it’s the best feeling in the world.

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