New Mexico is legendary for its enchanted light and the low sun angle of winter combined with the possibility of snow can offer truly magical moments… Bosque del Apache, in a normal year is one of the best places to photograph majestic sandhill cranes, roosting, feeding and in flight. The shallow ponds of the refuge make for great reflections of frequent colorful sunrises and sunsets. White Sands needs no introduction. In winter, the crowds are thin, the air is clear and cold and the alpenglow is at it’s best. From Aguirre Springs on the east side, The Organ Mountains are a gem with their steep jagged granite peaks and ponderosa pine forest, reminiscent of something you’d find in the Eastern Sierra. These mountains rise to 9000’ off the Chihuahuan Desert floor and can be easily photographed at first and last light on the same day.
Southern New Mexico Winter Photography
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