Photograph Details

The LUMIX People's Choice Award

Gordon Illg, USA

Ghostly snow geese

These snow geese almost seemed like ghosts in the pink early morning light as they landed among sandhill cranes in the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, USA. Gordon had no control over the patterns made by the landing geese, all he could do was compose the image around the cranes and keep pushing the shutter button as the geese dropped down.

Technical specification

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV; 500mm f4 lens; 1/5 sec at f6.3; ISO 3200.

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