Snow Geese captured by Z 9 / 180-400VR

I was out taking care of chores on The Ranch as the snow fall was tapering off. There was gorgeous dappled lighting coming from the west, sunset ninety minutes off. An all familiar sound floated over the area, the sound of Snow Geese. My head instantly went skyward and my gaze was rewarded with V after V of Snow Geese winging south. Snow flakes landed in my eyes so I opened my mouth to catch a few as I enjoyed the sights and sounds. With that, I went back to my chores. Thirty minutes later I was out on the deck with the Z 9 / 180-400VR photographing the White-tailed Deer foraging in the new snow with the heavenly chorus still filling the air. I looked up to see some blue sky filtering through the clouds and saw the flocks still heading south. It had been over forty minutes of Snow Geese moving south. I assume the storm that just left 6″ of snow on The Ranch gave the geese the hint to take to the wing. I pointed the lens up and took the shot, seeing an arrow pointing south. After a few clicks, I put the camera back down and just watched the sight. It seemed a natural to see Snow Geese being south bound in the snow.

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