The Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, fondly known as “The Bosque,” is in New Mexico near the small town of San Antonio, NM, less than an hour and a half from Albuquerque. It was my last stop of the recent 11-day photo tour of New Mexico and by all means, the highlight of the trip. We stayed in the town of Socorro, about 9 miles north of the Refuge for two nights in order to capture the sunset “Fly in” and dawn “Fly out” images of sandhill cranes and snow geese. This was my first encounter of the beautiful and elegant sandhill cranes. The Bosque not only provided plenty of birds to watch but beautiful scenery, especially the bright yellow cottonwood leaves to see at the time of our visit (mid-November).