IMAGE OF THE MONTH
Ptarmigan flying through the snow
Conditions were not ideal heading into the hills as low cloud was forecast. Visibility was poor making navigation a challenge and deep snow making walking difficult. I love photographing birds in flight and trying to photograph a white bird against a white background is not easy. I was photographing this beautiful male ptarmigan on top of a granite rock. The ptarmigan are pairing off and he flew off when he saw another male bird coming into his territory, thankfully I kept my finger on the shutter and tracked his flight. I was so pleased to find this image sharp when I got home.