Bosque del Apache – More Than Just Cranes
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge near San Antonio, New Mexico is known worldwide as the wintering grounds for the Sandhill Crane and Snow Geese. Most birders and bird photographers have made at least one visit to Bosque to experience the 10,000 plus cranes and 40,000 snow geese.
But Bosque is more than just cranes and snow geese. It is also home to a vast variety of birds and wildlife. In a recent trip, I was fortunate to see and photograph other species:
Thousands of Snow Geese fly in from surrounding fields to roost for the night on the shallow ponds at Bosque. The water will keep them safe from predators.
See the video of Snow Geese roosting for the night:
And, finally, of course, the Sandhill Cranes
See video of cranes foraging in the golden sunrise:
However, the one image that I am most proud, is one that was the most difficult to capture and I tried oh so many times:
What do you think?
Story on a previous visit to Bosque del Apache:
And a thank you to Russ Burden for being the guide for this trip. www.russburdenphotography.com
Hope that you enjoy,
~ by richardseeley on January 31, 2015.
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