2020—Crane Reflection

The water in the Track Pond at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge was agitated by the Snow Geese and Northern Pintails paddling around the pond. The lines at the top of this image are the wakes from the feet of a Northern Pintail that swam toward this Sandhill Crane as it took off one morning this past December. Instead of a perfect reflection in the still waters of the pond, the crane’s reflection is broken by the movement of the water.