Weekly Photo Challenge – Changing Seasons
Hi everyone – just back from the spectacular change of season phenomena at the Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico. The coming of the winter season brings the migration of tens of thousands of birds to this incredible refuge. One of the other things it brings are amazing sunrises and sunsets. There is a daily ritual for the visiting photographers to get up before the sun to get out to the refuge to photograph first the gathering and then the departure of the snow geese against the dawn colors. At just before sunrise, the horizon fills with thousands of geese against the vivid colors in the east. They fly in to join the other thousands of geese already on the “flight deck” pond. After saying hello to all their friends, they all launch again to go feed in the neighboring fields around the refuge. Here’s a shot of some of the geese flying in. It doesn’t really do it justice – picture this across the entire horizon and going on for a solid 20-30 minutes!