I partner with a variety of nature and science centers in my photography, including rehabilitation and educational centers like The Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Lexington, Ohio. In working on images for my upcoming childrenes picture book, Curious Critters (July 2011), the staff and I decided to place this gorgeous Great Horned Owl outside in the freshly fallen snow. It dove face-first into the snow and came up staring right into my fully-zoomed Sigma 120-300mm lens (mounted on a Wimberley Head). The piercing eyes of this image stare strongly back at viewers, asking us to confront wildlife eye-to-eye. By partnering with others committed to conservation, we all work together to care for nature. Please consider how your photography can help the environment.