Road trip: CA–OR–NV–UT (Part 3: THE WILDLIFE

Ahhh... Mount Shasta to the North.  Shasta or Modoc County, inland Northern California.  Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven - All Rights Reserved.

Ahhh… Mount Shasta in Northern California.  See also Scenery and Road images.
Photos by © Michaël Van Broekhoven – All Rights Reserved.

This is part 3 of a 3-part blog post, sharing a small selection of this last week’s journey in photographs. 

  1. The Road 
  2. The Scenery 
  3. The Wildlife (that’s this one)

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Scenery / Landscape PHOTOS
(Dec 30, 2012 – January 3, 2013)
All photos by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013 – All Rights Reserved.

(not in chronological order)

Where Nevada Route 233 turns into Utah Route 30 (about 90 miles before Snowville), an owl flew right over, and then I saw another, and another. (Saw SO many owls and raptors today, more than any other day I can recall, actually). I pulled over and located one to "sneak up on". When this one took off, it didn't fly away, but turned around and flew over me. Not quite in focus, as it happened fast, but... ;-) Well worth freezing my ass of for 15 minutes!  I think it's some kind of Barn Owl, but have not yt identified the specific kind.  (Comments Welcome!)Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Where Nevada Route 233 turns into Utah Route 30 (about 90 miles before Snowville), an owl flew right over, and then I saw another, and another. (Saw SO many owls and raptors today, more than any other day I can recall, actually). I pulled over and located one to “sneak up on”. When this one took off, it didn’t fly away, but turned around and flew over me. Not quite in focus, as it happened fast, but… ;-) Well worth freezing my ass of for 15 minutes! I think it’s some kind of Barn Owl, but have not yt identified the specific kind. (Comments Welcome!)
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.  All Rights Reserved.This owl was looking the other way when I got to be as close as just... 7 meters? (20 feet -ish), until I whistled and (s?)he turned his/her head 180 degrees, and then took off. ;-) Most remote Northwestern Utah.

This owl was looking the other way when I got to be as close as just… 7 meters? (20 feet -ish), until I whistled and (s?)he turned his/her head 180 degrees, and then took off. ;-)
Most remote Northwestern Utah.
Deer along Highway 140 near the border of oregon and Nevada.Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Deer along Highway 140 near the border of oregon and Nevada.
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Deer HighwayPhoto by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Deer Highway
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Wild Horse, Northwestern Nevada (along Hwy 140)Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Wild Horse, Northwestern Nevada (along Hwy 140)
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Along Highway 140, there's wild horses, donkeys and mules.Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Along Highway 140, there’s wild horses, donkeys and mules.
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Sheep in Snowville, UtahPhoto by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

Sheep in Snowville, Utah
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

The Wild West - Horses in Snowville, UtahPhoto by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

The Wild West – Horses in Snowville, Utah
Photo by © Michaël Van Broekhoven, 2013.

[Jan 7 afterword: photos that didn’t load properly have been deleted]

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