Thursday, January 17, 2008

Bosque Pictures!

About 80 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico is a little-known wildlife refuge called Bosque del Apache. Each winter, a medley of bird species migrate south to the Bosque. Beautiful snow geese, sandhill cranes, ducks, and hawks fill the refuge.

The stimulus is overwhelming. As a breathtaking sunrise reaches its climactic burst of color, the snow geese take to the sky. In an instant, I am surrounded on all sides by 30,000 snow geese all honking in a deafening chorus. It's the Serengeti of the western hemisphere. Stunning!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Bosque del Apache, NM!

There's nothing like witnessing the thunder of 30,000 snow geese taking to pastel skies each dawn & dusk.

What a fantastic first trip to Bosque del Apache NWR in New Mexico. Many thanks to my friend John West not only for making this trip possible but also for being a great guide while we were on the refuge.

Thanks John!