Snow Geese Sunset in Skagit Valley

Snow Geese Sunset in Skagit Valley

Photographer Rakan Alduaij has a motto: if you see something beautiful, stop what you're doing and take a photo! He remembers the unexpected opportunity he had to capture a rare spectacle in nature.  

"I was going to a friend's house and I saw the sun was setting.  Then I saw the flock of geese. The golden light from the sun was so amazing and reflected so nicely on the grass."

He anxiously waited, hoping the geese would do something before the sun set. As he walked towards them, one took off and then they all took flight!  The resulting picture is a warm amber marvel, with hundreds of white geese frozen in their impressive take-off.

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