Elegance on Ice

A very special place for critters, birds, Sandhill Cranes, in particular, is Bosque del Apache NWR. I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have been coming here forever and this week being here with dear friends is extra special. Sandhill Cranes are an amazing bird coming to Bosque to overwinter, storing up reserves to make the flight […]

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Here, there, and everywhere.

Whoa. Hey there, strangers. Two months was the last time I updated this – unacceptable! But not my fault, I promise! I haven’t been on an actual computer until a few days ago and things have been a little chaotic. I spent most of December in New Mexico with family (yay!) and then all the […]

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First Prize – Outdoor Photographer Photo Contest

I am pleased to report that my photo BLAST OFF! was awarded First Prize in the Outdoor Photographer Magazine’s 4th annual Great Outdoors photo contest. The image captured a sunrise blast off of a huge flock of snow geese at Bosque del Apache in New Mexico. Technical details: Tripod mounted Canon 7D with Canon EF […]

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Traveling With Photography Gear

My friend Eric sent me an e-mail message the other day inquiring about traveling with photography gear; specifically by air with a 600mm lens and tripod. He wanted to know if I checked anything or carried it all on board. Apparently Eric is planning a trip and, like so many of us, isstrugglingwith the logistics […]

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Dancing Sandhill Cranes Of Bosque del Apache, New Mexico

I recently returned from a photo shoot to Bosque del Apache and was in awe at the abundance of Sandhill Cranes. Having never seen them in Ohio (one of the many species on my state’s endangered list), I was truly amazed by this wading bird’s courtship dance. The Sandhill Crane’s dance includes jumping up to […]

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Bosque del Apache Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese

After photographing the spring migration of sandhill cranes through Nebraska for many years, I finally had the opportunity to shoot these interesting creatures in their most notable winter habitat at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico earlier this week. I associate sandhill cranes with Nebraska so it seemed odd to encounter these […]

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Bosque del Apache NWR by Don Getty – Part 3

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a premier location for winter birding and bird photography. November and December are the best months. Bosque is located in New Mexico about 95 mile south of Albuquerque. The small community of Socorro, 19 mile north of the Refuge, offers a good variety of hotels and restaurants. When […]

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Bosque del Apache NWR by Don Getty – Part 2

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a premier location for winter birding and bird photography. November and December are the best months. Bosque is located in New Mexico about 95 mile south of Albuquerque. The small community of Socorro, 19 mile north of the Refuge, offers a good variety of hotels and restaurants. When […]

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Sandhill Cranes – Nebraska Style

Birders and photographers know Bosque del Apache as the place to go for sandhill cranes. What many do not know is that each spring, approximately 500,000 sandhill cranes use a tiny 60 mile stretch of the Platte River in south-central Nebraska to feed and rest during their annual spring migration. Although I’ll be making my […]

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Bosque del Apache NWR by Don Getty – Part 1

Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is a premier location for winter birding and bird photography. November and December are the best months. Bosque is located in New Mexico about 95 mile south of Albuquerque. The small community of Socorro, 19 mile north of the Refuge, offers a good variety of hotels and restaurants. When […]

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