DAILY MAIL (UK)
September 3, 2011
These amazing images show a landscape dominated by a huge gathering of snow geese, as 1.3million of them descend on a single wildlife park.
There are so many geese they appear to block out the sun and cover the ground completely. And photographer Mike Hollingshead said the noise the birds made was so loud that it rang in his ears for hours.
Squaw Creek is a convenient stopping point on the 2,500-mile Central Flyway migration route, which takes the birds 70 hours in total.
Mike, 35, from Blair, Nebraska, quit his job at a factory in 2004 to take up storm chasing professionally, but takes time out each spring to capture the geese’s majestic migration.[snip]
Snow geese spend the winter months in the warmer climes of the Gulf of Mexico, before migrating back to their natural breeding grounds in the summer.