It was a cloudy afternoon in late August at approximately 2 p.m. when my 

husband called me to come to our bedroom. Through the bedroom window I 

was shocked to see this beautiful owl perched on the ledge of our deck. He 

stayed there for approximately 15 minutes looking into our greenbelt and back 

to us. I was happily snapping photos until he flew away. I have never seen an 

owl in the Yukon before. My husband thinks he was hunting the mice and 

squirrels in the greenbelt. Nevertheless, it was an amazing moment that I will 

never forget.   

This was taken with a Nikon D3100 camera. 

Submission by Erin Purdie