A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann

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Kim Smith’s films track the daily life of a young snowy in Massachusetts. (┬ęKim Smith)

Wherever you are during this pandemic lockdown, here’s a special treat to ease the passing of time.

Kim Smith, a naturalist and filmmaker on the North Shore of Massachusetts, spent the winter of 2018 shadowing a young female snowy owl on windy, stormy Cape Ann. The result was five short films about the owl, which Kim was kind enough to share with our team during production, and is generous enough to share with the whole Project SNOWstorm community now that they’re finished. They’re simply beautiful.

You can find all five of Kim’s films here — enjoy!

The Last Three
Norman Smith, Champion of the Owls

10 Comments on “A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann”

  1. These shorts by Kim Smith are such an intimate look at how Snowy Owls appear up close. Wonderfully done. Thank you Kim!

  2. Please thank Kim for sharing the shorts with us. The shorts are absolutely beautiful and have shown us snowy behaviors which I, personally, have never seen before.

  3. Thank you for this wonderful treat ! I am looking forward to watching tonight after all is quiet at home .. so looking forward to this !

  4. Never get tired of watching the Snowy Owl. I have been fortunate to have witness them in 2018 and again in 2019. Could stand there for hours just watching them. Thanks for sharing your wonderful short footage of their behavioral patterns and information about them I didn’t know.

  5. Wow! that is really awesome – in the true sense of the word – stuff! the bathing was spectacular! hiding prey in the rocks, casting a pellet – what a treat to get to see such amazing footage. Thanks so much to you and Kim for sharing!

  6. Thank you Project SNOWStorm community for all your kind comments. So very much appreciated! This project was a joy to create-such a wonderful subject :) I’d just like to add that Scott was so helpful. When I wrote to him, he responded immediately with suggestions. I am just so impressed with the dedication and great conservation work being accomplished by Project SNOWStorm team and friends.

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