Migrating through the Rockies

Rocky migration - 2013 © Christopher Martin

A skein of Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) broke from the standard V formation as they navigated through the Bow Valley corridor.  It may have been wind shear out of the mountains that pushed the birds around but as I watched them rise over a forested hill and bank around a massive peak, I had a notion they were playing as they flew along.  Very likely just my imagination having a bit of a run but I enjoyed watching the constantly changing pattern created by their silhouettes against the Banff National Park’s early winter landscape.

3 responses

  1. vastlycurious.com

    This is just wonderful! How high up were you ?

    November 21, 2013 at 10:29 am

  2. Very cool shot!

    November 16, 2013 at 8:56 am

  3. Chris–This photo has a nice angle to it (and you got ahead of the curve). 🙂

    November 16, 2013 at 5:42 am

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