I've only ever had a few sightings of the elusive Great Grey Owl, and though they don't stick around long for me to observe them, each time was something special. I really love their shape and colour. The large round head and facial discs are perfectly suited for hearing its very quiet prey. There's a sense of mystery with this bird, and the piercing yellow eyes are a contrast to its grey feathers. To me, this scene was the perfect complement to this bird, as these frosty mornings are quiet, grey and full of mystery, just like this fantastic bird of prey. The time and patience it took to paint all these frosted branches was worth it, as the stillness of winter is greatly displayed on a frosty morning. However, at any moment, this owl will take off, and disappear into the forest.