Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

Every year a gathering takes place in the Bosque Del Apache in New Mexico.  Thousands of Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese migrate to the ponds and fields of the wildlife refuge to enjoy the winter.  Every morning there is a repeating ritual where the geese and then the cranes take off from the ponds and head for the fields to graze.  In the evening, they return to the ponds for protection from the predators such as coyotes.  This early morning photo shows the geese taking off in the background as the cranes huddle, watch and await their turn to launch.  Its a spectacular sight that is well worth the trip to witness….OBTW – there is also a “gathering ” of avid photographers close by to document the daily movements of the birds.23295289570_411cadcaf9_k

5 responses

  1. Pingback: WPC: Gathering (100.000) | Chris Breebaart Photography / What's (in) the picture?

  2. What a terrific sight. I love how the two species respect each other’s space.

    In the park near me, there is a painted bunting who has somehow gotten way off course. He should in in Central America for the winter. You should see the “gathering” of photographers in the fields where he’s been hanging out. He’s quite a celebrity.

    December 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    • Jackie,
      Its amazing how many photographers there seems to be these days and how they “swarm” around anything interesting….. 🙂

      January 12, 2016 at 2:15 pm

  3. Will definitely have to return and do this with you again my friend,if not just for the chilli cheese burgers!

    January 1, 2016 at 6:29 pm

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