From the north (Socorro, NM), drive south on I-25 to exit 139 (San Antonio), go east 0.25 miles on US 380 to the flashing signal at the village of San Antonio, turn right onto Old Highway 1, and drive south nine miles to the Visitor Center (on right).
F 6.3, 1/800 sec, ISO 1000, 400 mm
I have photographed birds at Bosque del Apache several times. My mid-day strategy is to scout the fields to find out where the Sandhill Cranes are coming in to eat. I position myself upwind from the birds to capture their landing and takeoff. These two Sandhill Cranes came in and landed in perfect synchronization.