“Scott Dere had an incredible experience when he went out to photograph some great grey owls.
Along with three other photographers, Beaumon Day and Olympus Explorer Brooke Bartleson, Dere was able to capture a moment that he will cherish forever.
The owl unexpectedly landed on Dere’s camera, blending in strangely well with the camouflaged lens.
After a moment, the owl repositioned on Dere’s head, sending tingles down his spine. Brooke was also startled when the owl landed on her head.
The owl seemed to be hunting, looking to the ground for small rodents or something else to eat. The group spent an hour with the bird, watching it fly around and land on Brooke’s head.
The owl was young, juvenile, and Dere believes it was curious about the strange visitors in its neck of the woods.
It wasn’t threatened by them and Dere was able to sense that the owl was comfortable and at ease with their presence.
The photoshoot lasted about an hour with the owl doing a lot of fly-bys whilst hunting. Dere was able to capture a moment that he will cherish forever.
It was an incredible experience that he and the other photographers were able to share.”