I came upon this Spotted Eagle Owl while walking in a forest at dusk. I read somewhere that the owl symbolises the need to retreat from the world, to look inside ourselves for the answers we seek. I am not into symbolism, but the powerful energy I felt that night was undeniable. Nature has an ability to heal a troubled spirit, to recharge a tired soul. That is why I love photography – the photo itself is inconsequential compared with the feeling of looking into a magnificent creature’s eyes during a shared moment that the two of us alone witnessed.