Greater White-fronted Goose

1/1250s, f11.0 ISO 800, Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III +800mm lens f/0


Weather conditions are a key factor in the annual breeding success of White-fronted Geese. In the Arctic, the window of opportunity for nesting, incubating eggs, and raising a brood to flight state is open briefly, for about three months. Arriving in late May or early June, White-fronted Geese begin departing for fall staging areas in early September. This means that a delayed snowmelt or late spring storm can significantly reduce the birds' reproductive success
Cambridge Bay, Canada
 
07/11/2011