This snowy owl (I believe he's a male) was up and awake at the first ray of light. I tried to take photos of snowy owls right before sunrise with low light so that they have the cute big dilated pupils in their eyes, while the soft ambient morning light was strong enough to create a golden glow on their body. I was laying on the ground to take the pic so that the bluish/purple morning sky was in the background, which caused a few scratches on my lovely camera by the tall grass and small rocks on the beach. But its all worth it I think. Have a happy Monday and a good week!