19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Snow Geese flock lifting off

This is an image of a flock of snow geese lifting off from a corn field. The snow geese migrate south from the Arctic during the winter months. They glean in harvested corn fields, usually in the early mornings and late afternoons before returning to the lakes and ponds for safety. When the flock decides it's time to move, they erupt into the air with a great cacophony, seemingly all at once.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Mark Van Liere
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