A Winter Home For Migrating Birds
Like so many photographers, every year I set out to Bosque del Apache thinking, "This time I won't over-shoot because I already have tens of thousands of images of these silly long legged birds." And then as soon as I get there and see the Sandhill Cranes, I fall in love all over again, and 1200 frames later I say, "Oh well, I guess I have some editing to do."
Sandhill Cranes are by no means the only bird spending the winter at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio, New Mexico but they are by far the tallest and most magical. Standing up to 4ft tall and with a wingspan of 6 feet, Sandhill Cranes seem like they want visitors to run out in the field and give them hugs but, trust me, this is an illusion and they much prefer that photographers keep their distance. ;)
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I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.