“Well, best to remain vigilant. It’s when everything is calm that you need to be most alert.”
― Brandon Sanderson
Above is an image of a pair of Canada Geese, standing guard on a path leading to the shores of Lake Ontario. Those familiar with Canada Geese know that they can be very territorial, especially later in the spring, during nesting season.
I stood and watched them for a bit before approaching them. They had been standing here, barely moving for quite some time and I watched how they reacted as people approached. In the end, they simply stood their ground, the gander letting out a brief hiss of warning if anyone approached a bit too closely.
Having witnessed this, I walked past them and they barely batted an eye. On my return, they still had not moved and were still doing an excellent job at keeping visitors uneasy.
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There are so many photos of Canada geese that it’s hard to find something interesting but you certainly did with this angle.
I tend not to photograph them much, because they are so common around here, but this just begged a photo 🙂
I’m Canada Goose spotting at the moment, and trying to get a half-decent picture. We have lots in Pennine Yorkshire, but I’m not getting close enough to them, they’re always swimming a way off. This image is perfect.
Thank you, there were literally thousands that day, all migrating back north, resting on the lake shore. A raft of life.