National Wildlife Refuges Photos

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Brown booby flying over Rose Atoll at sunset, with dark colorful storm clouds and other birds in the background, Sula leucogaster, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary
Brown booby flying over Rose Atoll at sunset, with dark colorful storm clouds and other birds in the background.
Species: Brown booby, Sula leucogaster
Location: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary, American Samoa
Image ID: 00914  
A white tern, or fairy tern, alights on a branch at Rose Atoll in American Samoa, Gygis alba, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary
A white tern, or fairy tern, alights on a branch at Rose Atoll in American Samoa.
Species: Fairy tern, Gygis alba
Location: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary, American Samoa
Image ID: 00871  
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.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21797  
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.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21806  
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.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21798  
Snow geese in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese in flight.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 26196  
Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 26197  
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.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 26211  
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.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21800  
Rose Islet, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary
Rose Islet.
Location: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary, American Samoa
Image ID: 00839  
Snow goose in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow goose in flight.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 26199  
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.
Species: Red-winged blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 26200  
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.
Species: Coyote, Canis latrans
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21803  
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.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 26216  
Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended, Grus canadensis, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill crane in flight, wings extended.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 26202  
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.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21799  
Snow goose in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow goose in flight.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21801  
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.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21802  
Snow geese resting, on a still pond in early morning light, in groups of several thousands, Chen caerulescens, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow geese resting, on a still pond in early morning light, in groups of several thousands.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21808  
Sandhill crane portrait, as it forages in tall grass, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Sandhill crane portrait, as it forages in tall grass.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21809  
coralline algae reef, Porolithon, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary
coralline algae reef.
Species: Coralline algae, Porolithon
Location: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary, American Samoa
Image ID: 00729  
Pink coralline algae, Porolithon, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary
Pink coralline algae.
Species: Coralline algae, Porolithon
Location: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary, American Samoa
Image ID: 00760  
Paul W. Gabrielson, Ph.D, collecting algae and coral samples, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary
Paul W. Gabrielson, Ph.D., collecting algae and coral samples.
Location: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary, American Samoa
Image ID: 00824  
White (or fairy) tern, Gygis alba, Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary
White (or fairy) tern.
Species: Fairy tern, Gygis alba
Location: Rose Atoll National Wildlife Sanctuary, American Samoa
Image ID: 00865  
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.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21804  
Small black bird, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Small black bird.
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21810  
A sandhill crane, standing in still waters with rich gold sunset light reflected around it, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
A sandhill crane, standing in still waters with rich gold sunset light reflected around it.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21805  
A sandhill crane in flight, spreading its wings wide which can span up to 6 1/2 feet, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
A sandhill crane in flight, spreading its wings wide which can span up to 6 1/2 feet.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 21807  
Snow goose bearing neck and leg research ID tags, in flight, Chen caerulescens, Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Snow goose bearing neck and leg research ID tags, in flight.
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 26209  
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.
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 26225  
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