Photos: Day of the snowy owl
Back in November 2011, Martin Gregus Jr. took his camera and set much of his life aside to capture the snowy owl’s migration. He spent most of his time with the owls, getting as close as possible, in conditions that included laying on the frozen ground, covered in mud. Sitting in the marsh for so many hours meant that the birds were landing only feet away.
Gregus's dedication started to pay off in the summer of 2012 when his work was exhibited in Slovakia, and the pictures made him a finalist in the European Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
In November 2012, after hearing the news that the owls were back, Gregus returned to photograph the birds. Knowing the birds better than most and thus able to anticipate their moves, Gregus could plan out his images before they occured.