Snowy owl at Damon Point, Wash.
In this bonus edition of the daily travel photo, we're highlighting last week's It's a Snap gallery winner. Though the competition was stiff, with great photos from around the world, the majority of voters settled on Talia Rose's shot of a snowy owl.
Rose told TODAY.com that she had read about a gathering of snowy owls at Damon Point State Park, which is located on the coast of Washington state. Rose and her son headed out there on Jan. 13.
The weather was ideal, and the two hiked along the beach as the sun rose. When the light brightened, they found themselves amid a half dozen snowy owls. The two spent much of the day taking photos and enjoying the rare sight.
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