2019—Bosque Crane

The reflection of the mountains behind the Track Ponds at Bosque del Apache colors the water orange Sunday morning in New Mexico. It is reminiscent of the orange-red glow from the setting sun in the evening at the same spot. The mountains are lit by the bright morning sun and the color reflects onto the water making a gorgeous backdrop for this Sandhill Crane as it took off for its feeding grounds somewhere else in the Refuge. A gaggle of Snow Geese floats in the pond in the background. Nikon D5, Nikkor 500mm PF.