Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge - January 9-13, 2014
Bosque del Apache Nation Wildlife Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It is undoubtedly one of the premier bird photography destinations in the country. The heart of the refuge consists of almost 13,000 acres of moist bottomlands along the Rio Grande that become the winter home to tens of thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese, and many other migratory birds. The rest of the Bosque is made of arid foothills and mesas, which rise to the Chupadera Mountains on the west and the San Pascual Mountains on the east, providing magnificent backdrops for photography.
The best time to photograph birds in Bosque is between early November and mid February, when the bulk of the migratory birds visit the refuge. Mornings feature the famous "fly-out", when the sun is about to clear nearby hills, flocks of birds take flight in unison, filling the sky with their winged shapes as they head to their feeding grounds.
Instructors: John Munro
and Peter Boehringer
January 9 - 14, 2014
6 participants (limited to 3:1 ratio - participants:instructor)
Photographer Skill level:
beginner to advanced
- Wildlife Photography
- Creative Composition
- Adapting to changing light
$550 (reduction for 2-3 participants)
What is not included:
transportation, lodging and meals.
Easy. Little, non strenous hikes
Meet in the afternoon Thursday for "fly-in" shooting. The following two days shooting "fly-out" in the early morning and "fly-in" at dusk at different spots and landscape during the day as at this time of the year the low light provides good contrast and soft light.
The last 1 1/2 days we will either visit the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument or the Very Large Array. Both locations are very close to Socorro and we will decide whether the one or the other depending on weather conditions.
In the evenings we will select some images and discuss compositional and technical issues.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please contact
me for more informations.
You may also visit the FAQ page
See here some images from previous Bosque del Apache