Dean M. Chriss
Snow Geese Cloud, Bosque del Apache N.W.R., New Mexico
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In this image thousands of snow geese take off from a field at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico, leaving four sandhill cranes on the ground wondering what the heck happened. A group of birds this large creates a thunderous sound and casts a dark shadow on the ground when it takes off. It is an awesome spectacle of nature that one can never forget experiencing.