Snow geese blast off, Chen caerulescens



Snow geese blast off.  After resting and preening on water, snow geese are started 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. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico, USA, Chen caerulescens, natural history stock photograph, photo id 21917Add To Light Table
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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. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico, USA. Image #21806
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. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico, USA. Image #21800
Snow geese in flight. Bosque Del Apache, Socorro, New Mexico, USA. Image #26196
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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. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico, USA. Image #21799

Snow geese blast off. After resting and preening on water, snow geese are started 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. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

Stock Photo: 21917
Species: Snow goose, Chen caerulescens
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico, USA
Format: Digital 1.62:1
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