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    Every year between July and August, up to 250,000 semi-palmated sandpipers migrate from the Canadian Arctic to the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick to feed before their final leg, flying non-stop to South America. I was fortunate to capture this unique image of tens of thousands of sandpipers as they arrived on the shoreline. Their shadows on the water add a special touch of surrealism to the image.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 11
    Lighting 6
    Creativity 6
    Story 9

    A moment of amazing power of wild nature. A wall of birds. Must have been something to see. Great work.

    Dennis Dimick
    National Geographic Executive Editor, Environment
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Jul 28, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2014
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7100
    Focal Length: 150 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
    Aperture: f/13
    ISO: 1250
    Copyright: © John Stager
    Categories: Adventure, Animals, Nature
    Assignments: Follow Me, From Above, Show Me Your Wilderness