Bosque del Apache NWR is on every bird photographers top ten list of refuges to visit and revisit if they've been there or heard about it! The abundance of cranes, snow geese, raptors and songbirds combined with dramatic, fabulous light is unmatched in North America. It has been described as the mecca for bird photographers and around Thanksgiving Weekend each year just after the annual Festival of the Cranes the place can feel a little crowded and well let's just say not a very wild, natural place. Go a few weeks later though and it will be a very different experience. Here's a collection of some of my favorite images from over the years of visiting the refuge.