wild geese

For a closer look at the snow geese and others in the previous post…KNWR-0853

It seemed as though I had a shot of geese no matter which way I pointed the camera. I couldn’t miss no matter how excited I was.

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I happened to catch this midair collision between a snow goose and several white-fronted geese.

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Coming in for a landing with the sun lighting up the webbed feet.

Like winds and sunsets, wild things were taken for granted until progress began to do away with them. Now we face the question whether a still higher ‘standard of living’ is worth its cost in things natural, wild and free. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television. 
― Aldo Leopold

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    • It depends on where the flocks are gathered. In this case they were at fields planted specifically for the geese to help them on their migratory routes. No huge problem even when they’re on the ground. But I know what you mean when they’re at parks or ponds where people walk! 😦

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  1. These are great shots of a magnificent species. As we take away more and more of their wetlands we find them on our doorsteps…and often complain about the mess! I enjoy their beauty – thanks for sharing.

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    • Aldo Leopold is the author of “Sand County Almanac”, a classic for the environmental movement. Klamath Falls Wildlife Refuge was right up there in the list of favorite experiences for sure!

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