Great Gray Owl stretching. I think I woke him up. This was taken late afternoon and at a time when he should actually be still sleeping in his perch before resuming hunting at dusk. My approach wakened him and I saw him do this several times in the short while I was observing. To clarify what is happening here he is raising his wings above his head and stretching his head and neck outward. Doesn't look weird to me probably because I was there and saw the whole thing in action. He also coughed up a pellet (undigested fur and bone) while I was observing which they commonly do upon waking but did not manage to get that shot.
I never dreamed this shot could create such a divergence of interpretation. I'm laughing out loud from the humour expressed here. Thank you all very much for the interesting comments and the kind words.