Snowy Owl portraits by Jim Cumming (6 images)
This owl is on the prowl for dinner as it swoops inches above the freezing landscape before landing for a rest. Retired Civil Servant Jim Cumming photographed the Snowy Owl in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He said: "I went to find and hopefully photograph the owls as these Snowy Owls migrate south from the Arctic to this area almost every year it seems. "She was flying for only about a minute or two until she landed in the snow far away on the ground.