A long awaited trip to Bosque Del Apache finally became a reality this year and this world-class refuge lived up to the hype. I made the trip to photograph the Rocky Mountain Population of sandhill cranes on their winter range. They’ll stay here until late February, then start their migration north, making a couple of stops in Colorado, eventually dispersing throughout Greater Yellowstone in April. They return to Bosque in autumn. It’s a journey they’ve made for millions of years and they need us to conserve critical habitat for their long-term survival. Long live sandhill cranes! More images follow
And a little adventure for spicy sauce! Marla joined me during the week and we hiked to the top of Chupadera Mountain in the Chupadera Wilderness. The wind was howling, views spoiled, and we had a great time.