Photographs of Bosque del Apache

Bosque Del Apache Stock Photos by Professional Photographer Phillip Colla. Bosque Del Apache stock photography.

Photographs of huge gatherings of cranes and geese and Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico

Sandhill crane spreads its broad wings as it takes flight in early morning light.  This crane is one of over 5000 present in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, stopping here during its winter migration, Grus canadensis, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill crane spreads its broad wings as it takes flight in early morning light. This crane is one of over 5000 present in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, stopping here during its winter migration.
Coyote, pausing to look for prey as it passes through Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Canis latrans, Socorro, New Mexico
Coyote, pausing to look for prey as it passes through Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.
Snow geese at dawn.  Snow geese often "blast off" just before or after dawn, leaving the ponds where they rest for the night to forage elsewhere during the day, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese at dawn. Snow geese often "blast off" just before or after dawn, leaving the ponds where they rest for the night to forage elsewhere during the day.
Sandhilll cranes in golden sunset light, silhouette, standing in pond, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhilll cranes in golden sunset light, silhouette, standing in pond.
Snow geese in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese in flight.
Snow geese in flight, wings are blurred in long time exposure as they are flying, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese in flight, wings are blurred in long time exposure as they are flying.
Snow geese at dawn.  Snow geese often "blast off" just before or after dawn, leaving the ponds where they rest for the night to forage elsewhere during the day, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese at dawn. Snow geese often "blast off" just before or after dawn, leaving the ponds where they rest for the night to forage elsewhere during the day.
Flock of red-winged blackbirds, in flight, blurred in time exposure, Agelaius phoeniceus, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Flock of red-winged blackbirds, in flight, blurred in time exposure.
Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended.
Snow geese at sunrise.  Thousands of wintering snow geese take to the sky in predawn light in Bosque del Apache's famous "blast off".  The flock can be as large as 20,000 geese or more.  Long time exposure creates blurring among the geese, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese at sunrise. Thousands of wintering snow geese take to the sky in predawn light in Bosque del Apache's famous "blast off". The flock can be as large as 20,000 geese or more. Long time exposure creates blurring among the geese.
Snow goose in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow goose in flight.
Sunset at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, with sandhill cranes silhouetted in reflection in the calm pond.  Spectacular sunsets at Bosque del Apache, rich in reds, oranges, yellows and purples, make for striking reflections of the thousands of cranes and geese found in the refuge each winter, Grus canadensis, Socorro, New Mexico
Sunset at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, with sandhill cranes silhouetted in reflection in the calm pond. Spectacular sunsets at Bosque del Apache, rich in reds, oranges, yellows and purples, make for striking reflections of the thousands of cranes and geese found in the refuge each winter.
Small black bird, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Small black bird.
Sandhill cranes flying, wings blurred from long time exposure, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill cranes flying, wings blurred from long time exposure.
Snow geese in flight, late afternoon light, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese in flight, late afternoon light.
Snow geese, and one of the "crane pools" in the northern part of Bosque del Apache NWR, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese, and one of the "crane pools" in the northern part of Bosque del Apache NWR.
Snow geese blast off.  After resting and preening on water, snow geese are startled by a coyote, hawk or just wind and take off en masse by the thousands.  As many as 50,000 snow geese are found at Bosque del Apache NWR at times, stopping at the refuge during their winter migration along the Rio Grande River, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese blast off. After resting and preening on water, snow geese are startled by a coyote, hawk or just wind and take off en masse by the thousands. As many as 50,000 snow geese are found at Bosque del Apache NWR at times, stopping at the refuge during their winter migration along the Rio Grande River.
A sandhill crane is perfectly reflected, in mirror-calm waters at sunrise, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
A sandhill crane is perfectly reflected, in mirror-calm waters at sunrise.
Sandhill crane in flight, in dim sunset light, wings blurred due to time exposure, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill crane in flight, in dim sunset light, wings blurred due to time exposure.
Sandhill cranes in flight, silhouetted against a richly colored evening sky.  A composite of two photographs taken moments apart, combined digitally, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill cranes in flight, silhouetted against a richly colored evening sky. A composite of two photographs taken moments apart, combined digitally.
Sandhill cranes in flight, silhouetted against a richly colored evening sky.  A composite of two photographs taken moments apart, combined digitally, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill cranes in flight, silhouetted against a richly colored evening sky. A composite of two photographs taken moments apart, combined digitally.
Sandhill cranes in flight in early morning light, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill cranes in flight in early morning light.
Sandhill cranes, flying across a colorful sunset sky, blur wings due to long time exposure, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill cranes, flying across a colorful sunset sky, blur wings due to long time exposure.
Snow geese rest on a still pond in rich orange and yellow sunrise light.  These geese have spent their night's rest on the main empoundment and will leave around sunrise to feed in nearby corn fields, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese rest on a still pond in rich orange and yellow sunrise light. These geese have spent their night's rest on the main empoundment and will leave around sunrise to feed in nearby corn fields.
Snow goose in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow goose in flight.
Sandhill crane in flight, sunset, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill crane in flight, sunset.
Snow geese in flight at sunrise.  Bosque del Apache NWR is winter home to many thousands of snow geese which are often see in vast flocks in the sky, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese in flight at sunrise. Bosque del Apache NWR is winter home to many thousands of snow geese which are often see in vast flocks in the sky.
Snow geese and sandhill cranes, Chen caerulescens, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese and sandhill cranes.
Sandhill crane flying, early morning light, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill crane flying, early morning light.
Sandhill cranes flying, wings blurred from long time exposure, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill cranes flying, wings blurred from long time exposure.
Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended, flying in front of the Chupadera Mountain Range, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended, flying in front of the Chupadera Mountain Range.
Flocks of geese at sunrise, in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Flocks of geese at sunrise, in flight.
Flocks of geese at sunrise, in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Flocks of geese at sunrise, in flight.
Snow geese and sandhill cranes, Chen caerulescens, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese and sandhill cranes.
A flock of snow geese in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
A flock of snow geese in flight.
A flock of snow geese in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
A flock of snow geese in flight.
Snow geese and sandhill cranes, Chen caerulescens, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese and sandhill cranes.
Sunrise and colorful clouds fill the sky, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Sunrise and colorful clouds fill the sky.
Snow geese in flight at sunrise.  Bosque del Apache NWR is winter home to many thousands of snow geese which are often see in vast flocks in the sky, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese in flight at sunrise. Bosque del Apache NWR is winter home to many thousands of snow geese which are often see in vast flocks in the sky.