Snow Geese Photo Outing

Landscape, Nature, Photography, Wildlife

As a result of my recon trip to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in confirming the snow geese migration in this area last week, I took about ten of my photo friends for a snow chasing day trip two days ago (January 26, 2017). It was a fruitful trip to see and photograph these beautiful birds. First, we spotted two big flocks in the nearby corn fields.

Then, unexpectedly, we saw a massive gathering of snow geese in tens of thousands in the water of Delaware Bay at Prime Hook Beach. Over the last ten years of photographing the snow geese I only came across this “ocean view” once quite a few years ago. I love the simple photo setting of ocean and blue sky.

Finally, we went back to the corn field and waited for the sunset light shining on the flying snow geese turning their white feather to the golden color. What a way to finish our snow geese photo outing on a gorgeous January day in the 50 degree day (10 degree C.).

Happy lunar New Year to all!






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A retired professional engineer, nature lover and avid photographer

30 thoughts on “Snow Geese Photo Outing”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for stopping by my blog and hope you come back to visit again.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for visiting and glad you like what you see. It’s fun and challenging to shoot the snow geese in flight. I basically set my shutter speed at 1/1600 to 1/2000 sec with auto ISO and wait for right time to shoot.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you, no, I’m not in the drone photography (yet). It may not be a good idea of taking snow geese lift off scene ’cause it’ll probably be knocked down!?

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you. It’s always a wonderful experience to see and capture these beautiful birds.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much – it was a great day for taking photos of these beautiful birds.

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you – I guess I did have a full day of fun and challenging photo shoot. Thanks for stopping by and come back again.

  1. isousaoneshaug says:

    These are incredible shots! Very interesting to observe these birds 🙂

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you so much – it was fun and challenge to photograph these beautiful birds.

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