They look so elegant, these snow geese, at this point in their glide path to the beach or water. What comes next is a goofy sort of falling out of the sky and they do not look elegant or graceful or even like they've done it before. They look lucky to return to earth alive.
Every year, we spend Thanksgiving weekend at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, timed for a piece of the snow goose migration. I will typically shoot about 1,800 images and keep maybe 100.