Snow Geese In Flight

Equipment Info
NIKON D850
86mm / f/9 / 1/640 sec. / ISO 400
State/Province/Region
Washington
Nearest Area
Skagit Valley
Town
La Conner, Washington
Brief Directions

The Skagit Valley lies approximately 80 miles north of Seattle. Drive north on Interstate 5 and take exit 230 onto Highway 20 West. Drive approximately five miles and then turn left onto Best road to get to the fields where the Snow Geese like to feed.

Notes

The best approach is to drive around the area until you spot them. They could be in any number of fields within a 10 mile radius. Fir Island is a good starting point.

Description

Each winter up to 40,000 snow geese descend into the Skagit Valley in Washington state. The snow geese graze on native, delta salt marsh plants, especially the three-square bulrush. They can easily be spotted between November and April in the farm fields before heading north to Russia for the summer. There's nothing like the sound of thousands of snow geese taking off all at once, as was the case in this image.

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Date Added
April 11, 2020
Date Taken
March 18, 2020