I find animal encounters both powerful and joyful. Their world is so different than ours, yet we live in the same one. Some of them are extremely curious. They're just as interested in us as we are in them, especially birds and foxes. A lot of the time I'm filled with joy simply watching them.
This owl swooped over the car when I was chasing the light at Bailey Island a few nights ago. When he landed in a tree just a few feet from the road, I was worried that he might take off again if I tried to get a better look. He stayed, though, incredibly close, and didn't seem too concerned with me. I couldn't get a good view through the window, and wanted to have him against the dark background of the woods instead of the bright sky, so I rolled back the moonroof and stood on my seat, bringing my body and camera out and over the car to get this angle.