Day 9 – Arizona and New Mexico Photo Shoot

This is our last day in White Sands. So, like previous days we headed off to catch the early morning light before travelling back to Bosque del Apache for another couple of days bird photography.

The early morning light in White Sands was particularly good and the opportunities for making interesting images was further improved by the delicate cloud formations that developed during the morning.

Morning Light, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

Our journey back to Bosque del Apache was along US  Route 54, which took us past the site of the Three Rivers Petroglyphs.

The Three Rivers Petroglyphs site is one of the few locations set aside solely because of its rock art. It’s also one of the few sites were visitors have direct access to petroglyphs. With over 21,000 petroglyphs the site at Three Rivers is one of the largest¬†and most interesting rock art sites in the Southwest.

Rock Art, Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, New Mexico

We arrived back at Socorro mid afternoon, but rather than check into our motel we decided to finish the afternoon off with some bird photography at Bosque del Apache. The following are just two of the many hundreds taken before sunset. Hopefully, I’ll capture a lot more in the remaining two days of my trip to the US.

Snow Geese in Flight

Snow Goose Landing

Snow Goose Preparing to Land