Nature Photography Challenge (wild creatures, plants and places only)

A regular photography contest for Nature lovers who love to learn and teach.

(Birds Category) - Tribe - Anserini - Geese

This challenge closed almost 6 years ago.

The Challenge

The 2nd in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.

As you can see the title will start with the category which will make it easier for me when choosing what challenge to do next, I can see the challenges I have already run in this category.

For this challenge please add your images of GEESE.

Interesting Facts

> There are two major genera among the geese: Anser geese and Branta geese.

> Anser geese usually have pink, orange or gray legs and bills. Their bills are serrated. Belonging to this group are the species Bar-Headed, Bean, Emperor, Greylag, Pink-Footed, Ross’, Snow, Swan Goose and White-Fronted.

> Branta geese always have black bills, which are softer than those of the anser geese and without serrations. Belonging to this group are the species Barnacle, Brant, Canada, Nene or Hawaiian and Red-Breasted.

> A baby goose is called a gosling.

> A group geese is called a gaggle.

> Geese fly in V formation. The flapping of wings of one goose creates an uplift for the goose immediately following. Flying in V formation adds at least 71% greater flying range, than if each goose flew alone. When the goose in front gets tired, another goose will take over the front position. Geese will honk to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

> Geese have strong affections for others in their group. If a goose gets sick or is wounded, a couple of other geese may drop out of formation to help and protect him. They will try to stay with the disabled goose until he dies or is able to fly again. They will then either fly together or join another formation to catch up with their group.

> The Canada goose is a native of the American Atlantic seaboard, and records purport it to have been introduced to England by King Charles II (or more likely a collector), around 1660, having acquired a number of birds as additions to his wildfowl collection in St James’s Park, London.

Information courtesy of Wikipedia, Animal Facts and BBC h2g2

Judging / Voting Criteria

Vote for your favourite.

Rewards & Prizes

1st place winners will have their photo used as the group Avatar for a period of time.
Then 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have their photo’s permanently posted on the groups Feature Board.
1st place member will be become a featured member.

Additional Information

ENTRIES MUST BE ADDED TO THE GROUP FIRST OR BE DELETED FROM THE CHALLENGE.

Cover Image: Rosalyn the Goslin' by Lolabud

Completed

The Top Ten

Rosalyn the Goslin' by Lolabud

Rosalyn the Goslin' by Lolabud was voted the most popular entry in this challenge with 7 votes.

  • Fly-Past by Martin Smart
  • tai chi session by Aimelle
  • Family Group by Robert  Mackert
  • Flight by Alyce Taylor
  • A curious Canada goose. by William Brennan
  • Bar-Headed Goose. (Anser indicus) by JanSmithPics
  • Ripple Effect by meowiyer
  • Goose by Savannah Gibbs
  • Roadrunners by DutchLumix

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