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    Each year between the months of December-March, Northern California becomes the winter home to thousands of migratory birds (geese, egrets, ducks, herons and others). Aerial image (photographed from a plane while flying at 120 miles per hour).
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 11
    Lighting 8
    Creativity 9
    Story 10

    The birds of just covering the land like a blanket. It's so interesting to see what a scene like this looks like taken from an aerial view. I also enjoyed how the land and water split the frame and offer two contrasting colors.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Feb 26, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2017
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D810
    Focal Length: 200 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 1100
    Copyright: © Jassen Todorov
    Categories: Animals, Nature
    Contests: 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest, 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year