SNOW GEESE FRAME AIRLINER WHILE FLYING OVER BIRD SANCTUARY.
Snow Geese frame an airliner, taking off from Vancouver International
Airport, while flying over the Riefel Bird Sanctuary in Delta, British
Columbia. Every autumn some 100,000 geese migrate 5,000-km back to
Canada and as far south as California, from their summer home on
Russia's Wrangel Island in Siberia. The geese will fly the distance in
stages with their first stop on St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Sea.
From there they fly to the Yukon Delta in Alaska where they will remain
for several weeks feeding before continuing onto the south coast of
British Columbia. Photo taken November 15, 2001. REUTERS/Andy Clark