Canada Goose on Glover’s Pond

Canada GooseCanada Goose – Nikon D200, f6.3, 1/1000, ISO 400, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) are common in my area and I often overlook taking images of them because of that. I really shouldn’t though because they are beautiful birds.

I photographed this Canada Goose as it paddled past me on Glover’s Pond at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area in northern Utah two years ago.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. Wonderful shot. I like shooting geese, as their colors make nice contrast shots if done well, and I sometimes get a nice one. I have been trying this season for a good shot with goose in foreground and budding trees in background – not yet :)

  2. I’m so glad you posted about Canada Geese, because although they are common, I love seeing them, too. My favorite trait is their call-and-answer in flight. It’s music.

  3. Love this, Canada Geese are common around here too, some of them even over winter. But they have personality and are certainly beautiful:)

  4. They are very handsome, especially considering how mangy geese can be. Still, there are only so many hours of daylight. Given the other great bids so see and photograph…well I can sympathize.

  5. Nice feather detail and I like the reflection.

  6. Beautiful photo! This Canadian Goose looks so peaceful! Love the reflection as well!

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