Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is nearly legendary among birders and bird photographers. Lying along the Rio Grande river in New Mexico, about 15 miles south ofthe town of Soccorro, the refuge provides a winter home for thousands of sandhill cranes and snow geese, as well as numerous other species. Having read about it on the internet and in books, I decided I needed to see it for myself--I was not disappointed! For more information, visit the Friends of Bosque del Apache's website:
Friends of Bosque del Apache
|Moonset over sleeping cranes (Canon 5DmII, 80-200 zoom lens, digitally stitched in Photoshop CS4)|
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|Looking out over the plowed farm fields, dotted with sandhill cranes and snow geese, I was awestruck, and couldn't help feeling that I was gazing upon the African savannah, covered with herds of grazing animals. There was even a predator feeding on a kill, in the form of a hawk feasting on a snow goose, with a trail of white feathers trailing off into the grass. (Canon 5D, 80-200mm lens, digitally stitched in Photoshop CS4)|
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