Brief Directions: 1 &1/2 hr south of Albuquerque New Mexico at Bosque del Apache.
Best Season: Autumn
Description: Sandhill Cranes and Canada geese winter at Bosque del Apache spending the nights in the ponds. This image was taken on an unseasonably cold Nov morning when the ponds still had lots of water in them. The unusual cold and the large amount of water caused a lot of fog/mist to rise in the morning as the sun was coming up..creating the intense color surrounding the cranes.