I have been traveling to New Mexico for many years to photograph and this gallery highlights two of my favorite (among many) locations: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge and White Sands National Monument.
Bosque del Apache, just south of Socorro, is well known for the annual migration of thousands of snow geese and Sandhill Cranes. They are resident from November through January or February. Besides the opportunity to photograph these, and many other birds and wildlife, there is much natural beauty as well, particularly in the late autumn light. The Bosque images I have arranged by the timestamp of the image, regardless of the year in which I shot them. Hopefully, you the viewer can get a sense of a typical November day at the Refuge.
The stark contrasts at White Sands are photogenic at any time of year, but the summer heat can be a deterrent. I have photographed there primarily in winter, studying the shapes and contrasts in this vast area of gypsum dunes.
I have photographed many other spots in New Mexico, and will continue my travels there, so look for additions to this gallery over time.
Keywords:Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, White Sands, bobcat, sandhill crane, snow goose, sunrise
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