• onkel_wart says there are 44 Geese.
    He would know, he counts all the 500x500 contests :)
  • Check the exposure on the EXIF
    i was surprised myself :)
  • They are flying in peace (look at the sign) :) - bahketni
  • Amazing ! - AgniMax

Solar Vector… Canada Geese flying home

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Explore #6 on Monday, May 11, 2009

The Canada Geese are back home. This is a full frame as I followed them crossing the sun in a near perfect V shape formation. The Geese continue North to the nesting grounds.

Here are some amazing facts about those ‘world travelers’

FACT -- As each goose flaps its wings it creates an "uplift" for the birds that follow. By flying in a "V" formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew alone.
LESSON -- People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going quicker and easier because they are traveling on the thrust of one another.

FACT --When the lead goose tires, it rotates back into the formation and another goose flies to the point position. The geese flying in formation honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

More facts about Geese

Just love this movie -- Fly away home

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  1. ♥ Nadia ♥ 60 months ago | reply


    Aggiungi questa magica foto nel gruppo
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    FRATELLO SOLE, SORELLA LUNA

  2. AgniMax 60 months ago | reply

    Explore #8!!!! congrats buddy !

  3. steadfast1898 60 months ago | reply

    This amazing image really is In Fine Style
    and this serves as an invitation to


    In Fine Style

  4. fikri bakir 60 months ago | reply

    Excellent shot my friend..!!

  5. Lori-B. 60 months ago | reply

    Magnificent sun flare. Great series Na!

  6. janetfo747 Year of the Horse! 60 months ago | reply

    Crystal Award ~ Invited Photos Only
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    tks for your visit

    Your photo is enchanting

  7. HBM*Can [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    stunning

  8. Johan_Leiden 60 months ago | reply

    This terrific little series shows once again your absolute mastery of the medium of photography. I'm impressed!

  9. Amsterdamned! 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Your Preferred Picture , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  10. Amsterdamned! 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Top 20 Explored Beauty Photos, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  11. Amsterdamned! 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ART, OR SOMETHING NEW (post 1/Comnt 2), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. Mathews Song 60 months ago | reply

    Another thrilling shot. I love the flare really an eyecatching image.

  13. TranTan® [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    hình đẹp lắm:D

  14. Y~L .... [deleted] 60 months ago | reply

    a nice control of the sunlight, well done !!!

  15. waltersthethird 60 months ago | reply

    YOu have great pics!What an eye!

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