We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly! — From Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
I realized I did not show you any closeups of the beautiful Snow Geese the last time. While they did not come very close to me, I cropped these out to share with you. For such large birds, they are elegant flyers.
Three Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens) flying in tight formation over Cayuga Lake near Seneca Falls, New York.
While Snow Geese do not fly in as tight of formation as Canadian geese do, these sets of four looked good flying overhead.
This group of four came the closest to me during my stay at the Cayuga Lake State Park boat launch dock. I did not have to crop nearly as much as the two photos above. You can clearly see the black wingtips of the large goose in these flying photos.
If you are going out to photograph the Snow Geese migration or other white birds, you may want to review this guest post by Karen Gallagher on Photographing White Birds.