I just returned home from a wonderful week in New Mexico where I was leading a photography group at Bosque del Apache NWR aka “The Bosque”. My group and I experienced some wonderful photo opportunities. We had gorgeous early morning color that Bosque is so famous for plus everything in-between!
The skies lit up with deep reds and pinks and were the perfect backdrop for thousands of blasting Snow Geese. Temperatures were in the 30’s which is quite mild considering they are usually in the teens or twenties. The birds were plentiful and getting there just after the festival worked out perfectly as usual. We were able to avoid the crowds and parking issues at the refuge.
This year the refuge built a single parking lot near the crane pools. This would be great, except they got rid of both of the previous lots. Since the new lot did not house as many parking spots as the other two combined; this caused some parking issues during the festival. One of my clients said he, along with others had no where to park on a few occasions. So I’m glad I missed all that.
With all of the changes that occur at locations like Bosque, it is best to embrace them and change things up a bit with your own photography. My group and I went to an area that not many people frequent in the early morning. We created unique and beautiful images with gorgeous color on our one clear morning.
Bosque is a great place to visit if you love birds! It’s hard to beat the combination of color, large qualities of geese and close proximity with decent backgrounds. I hope you enjoy viewing these as much as I enjoyed capturing them. Also, if you can let me know if you like viewing them in the format below where you can click on an image to see it larger than go from one to the other with the side arrows.