A Great Horned Owl within a Western Juniper in central Oregon’s high desert. The strategy for finding and photographing Great Horned are a complete 180 from say, a Great Gray Owl. Great Horned are ridiculously flighty in a wild setting. Carelessness in the search means potentially overlooking a bird, getting too close and inadvertently flushing it. Once a Great Horned is forced to fly, it will almost always land higher, more buried and be twice as likely to move again upon approach. At that point, for photos, it’s game over and your efforts wasted. This birds body language indicated it’s bubble was about 30 yards, so a few photographs were taken and it was left to do what it does. Looking angry and sitting in a tree.