Finally. After years of talking about it, Kim’s sister made her way to New Mexico in season for a chance at seeing the Sandhill Cranes at the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge. While there, might as well visit the Very Large Array and other iconic New Mexico attractions including the Three Rivers Petroglyph site and White Sands. Take a look:
More and more snow geese!
Silhouettes of Sandhill Cranes at the Bosque.
Two cranes come in for sunset landing.
Very Large Array
Kim makes an impromptu selfie at the VLA sundial.
A view of multiple dishes at the VLA.
Kim and Katie at Three Rivers with Sierra Blanca in the background.
115k and still running like a champ!
Sandhill Crane comes in for landing.
Night at the Very Large Array.
Entrance into the main Mission at Quarai.
Ruins of the larger Gran Quivira pueblo sites.
Beautiful sunset views at the Bosque.
Yucca shoots abound at White Sands.
Sunset light illuminates cranes and geese at Bosque del Apache.
Scenes of the morning flights at Bosque del Apache.
The Milky Way spreads over a satellite dish at the Very Large Array.
White Sands shadows…
Sandhill crane comes in for landing.
Thousands of Snow Geese takeoff early morning in search of food.
View from Gran Quivira.
Native Petroglyphs at Three Rivers
Cranes taking flight at sunset.