A group of three cranes in the Rio Grande as it passes through Albuquerque. The middle crane is a juvenile.
It was an exceptionally long fall in the Sandia foothills this year. The chamisa bloomed well into November and butterflies were significantly more abundant than usual. My favorite was this beautiful male Reakirt’s Blue, which showed up just a few weeks ago.
A snow goose at Bosque del Apache flies in front of a yellow cottonwood.
Yellow cottonwoods are reflected in one of the ponds at Tingley Beach (Albuquerque).
Backlit cottonwoods glow along the Jemez River as it runs through San Diego Canyon.