An adult great grey owl sitting on a spruce evergreen branch in soft evening light

One late-winter evening, I searched a familiar meadow once again to which I knew was a favourite hunting ground of this mystical great grey owl. I arrived three hours before sunset to test my luck with having a lot of light to photograph in. But they did not show, so I decided to wait at the edge of the meadow until sunset. Just as the last of the soft light came over the evergreens, I ventured silently around once more. My persistence paid off as I captured our last shared moment.

Great grey owl: 2020 – Uppsala, Sweden