Snowy Owl

An odd and complex series of environmental factors have caused Snowy Owls to venture into areas where they normally never would be seen during the Winter including south eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.  This Snowy Owl was spotted in Lancaster County on  New Year's Day.  He was sitting on the roof of a garage like structure surveying the surrounding farm land for rodents to eat. 

Camera: Nikon D7000 with Sigma 50-500mm zoom lens.  Mounted on tripod. 

Exposure: Aperture priority mode, f8, ISO 400, spot metering, +1 stop exposure compensation.