December: Great Grey Owl, spotted on a dog run to Obelisk Lake with an 8 dog team. The first day I was climbing a small hill and a big dark bird flew over my head. Slow and steady as it landed in the tree to check us out. I stopped the team to see what it was and try to get a photo. The dogs were eager and barking so all I did was see that it was a Great Grey Owl. I had to return the next day to see if I could see it again...I mean, what were the chances? Apparently quite good. As we approached the same small hill, the bird flew just in front of the team before landing in a tree nearby. This time I was ready with my snow hook, snub line and camera. I was able to get a few shots while it studied us. It was all magic.