Snow Goose at sunset

Posted by .

Snow Goose in flight with wings in downstroke, at sunset, beak is open (sandra calderbank)

The Snow Goose may be very common to some of you, but not where I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the winter at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico they are present in abundance! I caught this one just as the light was fading in the evening and he was flying and calling to the rest of the flock. I think they are beautiful to watch and facinating to know that they make very long journeys during migration. Some Snow Geese that winter in western North America which is where I photographed this one, actually breed in Siberia!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.