John Ashley of Montana caught this image on the morning of March 26, 2016. He wrote:
Migrating snow geese lift off at dawn on Saturday, leaving Freezeout Lake and flying past the 92% gibbous moon on their way to nearby agricultural fields for a morning feed.
Nikon D750, 500mm lens. 1/1000 sec at F8 and ISO 1600.
Thank you, John!
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