I have never seen a snowy owl in the wild, sadly (although I did draw one once for my owl book!). However, there is a snowy owl story that regularly circulates on my birding listserve. And every time I see it, I fall in love with this owl again.
Here is the post, from North American Birding, by Greg Neise. The photos were taken by Rick Remington, a birder from Illinois.
And I borrowed some photos to persuade you to go read the story!!
All photos are by Rick Remington (2011).