The natural world still has lots of secrets.  Like the how and why of the flying v formation used by many birds.  Researchers recently solved part of that mystery.

Regardless of the how and why, it is always a beautiful thing to watch.  At Bosque del Apache this past week, I managed to catch a flock of snow geese as they crossed in front of the moon.

I have to give a huge shout out to the Canon 200-400mm lens I borrowed from Canon Professional Services. Once I saw that the “gooses” were headed to the moon, I zoomed from 400mm to 280mm and filled the frame perfectly (this is not cropped).  If I had been shooting with my 500mm lens, I would have been zoomed in way too far, and  would not have gotten this image.

So yes, I love that 200-400. I want one.   . . . and the 500 is now for sale!

Snow Geese in Flying V

Canon 1DX. 200-400mm lens at 280mm.  ISO 1000.  f/5.6 @ 1/2000 second.