Alaska Magazine’s 2016 Annual Photo Contest begins May 25, 2016 and ends August 1, 2016. By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older or have parental/guardian permission.
Title: IMG 9551
Description: I came home from a morning hike with my two young kids and as we were in the mud room taking our gear off I had a feeling of being watched. As I looked up I immediately saw two bright yellow eyes staring at us. I grabbed my camera and my kids and told them to be very quiet and move very slowly. We were able to approach within about two feet of the pygmy owl. It was an incredible experience to share with my kids and one I will certainly never forget.