Can't. Stop. Taking. Photos.....
Here is the third set of images from my December 15, 2018 trip to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio, New Mexico. The Sandhill Cranes are just so lovely, I want to hug them all!
Sandhill Cranes, Hawks and Crows
Sanhill Cranes, Hawks and Crows are just a few of the species that spend the winter at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio, New Mexico. Some birds come from as far away as Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Siberia.
This is my second post of images from Bosque del Apache. Check out part one here. bosque-del-apache-national-wildlife-refuge-part-1.html
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. ;)
I am DeAnna Vincent, fine art and portrait photographer in Los Lunas, New Mexico. These are the photos from my everyday adventures.