The point of this photo is to show a group of photographers encircling a snowy owl in a state park on Long Island, New York. (My shadow is the second one from the right). Even though the bird is in a protected nesting area, it is surrounded every day by photographers and birders, not all of whom keep a respectful distance away. On the other sides of the dune there are more photographers. I’m glad that I was able to see the owl, but I was very uncomfortable being there.