Ron Hanko

Ron Hanko

Posted on 05/02/2015


Photo taken on March 16, 2015


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caerulescens
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skagit valley
snow goose


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Snow Geese

Snow Geese
I had trouble with uploading a photo last night. For some reason they would not show up in my photostream after I uploaded them. After repeated efforts I gave up only to wake this morning and find that I had uploaded a lot of pictures. This is the one I've left, and thanks to all those who patiently ignored the rest.

These are Snow Geese, Chen caerulescens, wintering in the Skagit Valley. There were thousands of them and the noise was unbelievable. Periodically someone would get too close and huge numbers of them would fly off, circle around and return. We spent several hours photographing them. It was quite a show!

papy el burro, John Bezosky Jr., Mrs. Dalloway, Don Sutherland and 42 other people have particularly liked this photo


34 comments - The latest ones
J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot
Fantastic !
I am open mouthed . . .
2 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
That is a lot of Geese.
2 years ago.
8adam8
8adam8
WOW! Fantastische Aufnahme!
2 years ago.
Anne-Marie(Minus)
Anne-Marie(Minus)
tout simplement magnifique.
2 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Admirable Ron,une belle envolée ..!
Heureuse fin de semaine.
2 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Awesome!!
2 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
What a fantastic sight this is. It must have been wonderful actually being there, seeing them rise as one and fill the air.

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2 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
! ! ! Excellent shot!
2 years ago.
Ocminter17
Ocminter17
Genial captura
2 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years ago.
Eric PGT
Eric PGT
Un instant magique tu as beaucoup de chance
2 years ago.
Scott Lilley
Scott Lilley
Wow ,Ron. Wish i was there to photograph the geese.
2 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
A wonderful display indeed !
2 years ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Magnífica!
2 years ago.
Ken Dies
Ken Dies
Lovely photo of these Snow Geese. There are thousands of these on migration to their nesting site on the Canadian tundra. The population has been so high that the daily limit was increased to 50 a day with unlimited possession here in Alberta. You can hunt them for food in the fall and spring here. I really do not care much for them as their meat is very dark.
2 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Phenomenal capture!

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2 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
An impressive image and flock of geese.
2 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Brilliant photo !

Yes.. I had this about 2 months ago.. and one of my other contact had the problem last night too.
2 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Great action shot.
Congrats on Explore.
2 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Great shot! Those white wild geese are so beautiful!

I have not only missed your multiple upload, I almost missed the pruned news on your stream too, as they won't show as thumbnail in the "What's New" section on my own pages :(((
2 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Stunning capture, Ron! Truly amazing!
Happy Sunday!
2 years ago.
Kathleen Thorpe
Kathleen Thorpe
Congratulations on Explore!
2 years ago.
vero
vero
extraordinaire, Véronique amts
2 years ago.
Yvonné Lizzy Bruní (HvidLiljer)
Yvonné Lizzy Bruní (…
so beautiful!
2 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Wow !! quelle envolée ****
2 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Wow! Great catch!
2 years ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
Woooow ..... gorgeous !!!
2 years ago.
Rafael
Rafael
Una bella "estampida" ! ***
2 years ago.
cammino
cammino
Stunning scene and shot!
2 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
tahts simply MARVELLOUS
2 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
wish you a bright May week ahead:)
2 years ago.
Esther
Esther
An amazing number of birds.
2 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
what a gorgeous scene ! very well taken !
2 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Incredible shot.
2 years ago.