New Mexico
Photographing the Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese of Bosque del Apache
Come to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge to observe stunning bird species in their winter habitat and join an expert nature photographer to learn how to take the perfect shot.
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Program No. 19339RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

Hone your photography skills in the heart of the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Learn in the field from an expert nature photographer how to capture elusive species on camera and study the etiquette followed by true enthusiasts. From the best spots, observe Sandhill Cranes, Snowgeese and other waterfowl as they “fly out” at sunrise and “fly in” at sunset. Personalized instruction on an array of photo techniques and equipment enhances opportunities to snap shots of numerous birds and other wildlife.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk one mile daily with camera and gear. Van transfers throughout. Be prepared to stand in cold, windy weather during sunrise/sunset photo shoots. Elevations of 4,500-6,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Benefit from daily critiques by our professional photographers.
  • Use early morning and evening light to capture memorable wildlife shots, including the unforgettable sunset "fly in" and dawn "fly out."
  • Witness "puffs" of thousands of Snow Geese rising into the air.

General Notes

Digital camera, memory cards, extra batteries required; tripod, laptop recommended. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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