Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ice Breaker


A pair of Canada Geese were cleared for landing and one touched down on open water, but this unsuspecting goose hit the ice. It must have been a big surprise, because as soon as it hit, it bolted up like a rocket! The second attempt was no better as it once again hit the ice and broke through. I didn't include the follow up photos, but after the second landing, the goose gave up and simply forced its way through the ice which was thin enough to give way under the weight. It finally made it to open water. Personally, I think this goose might have been hittin' the bottle during the inbound flight.












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27 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a great series, it must have been surprised when it hit the ice instead of water. Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

LOL..He's either been hitting the bottle, needs glasses or maybe both! I'll have to come back to this post when my 2yr. old grandson comes to visit, he loves it when I make a "silent movie" out of your series!

Sall's Country Life said...

Your photography keeps getting better and better! Using stubborn drunks for a subject is quite clever!

TexWisGirl said...

great wing action! your 4th shot down and the 2nd to last are my faves! poor soused goose. guess he likes his alcohol on ice... bwahaha

barbara l. hale said...

Love this series of photos! He really does have a look of surprise on his face when he hits. Great detail.

Carletta said...

Excellent sequence of shots!
Your photos and words made me smile this morning.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I can scroll down real fast & have a play-by-play, like a cartoon! How cool!
Love those last 2 shots w/ the wings outstretched! =)

Marc Heath said...

Great series of shots, love them.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Great captures.

Regards and best wishes

Camp Dog said...

Lol, Awesome pictures Brian! Love it

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful captures!

Leenie said...

GREAT shots. As well as a good eye and great timing you must also have an excellent camera.

Nancy Claeys said...

Well, it fooled me too -- looks like open water to me! Poor goosie! :)

Carole M. said...

magnificent photographs; great how you managed them in the frame, wing tip to wing tip. How frustrating for the geese.

Cheryl said...

Such a fun series of shots. Absolutely adore the second to last one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The poor thing does look a little bit addled! What a great series of shots!

MÜGE TEKİL said...

WOW! Great serie of photos! Adorable!

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Kathy said...

Some great wing action here!

Tammy said...

Once again, outstanding action photos Brian!!! I love the landing.

Deb said...

great shots Brian...looks like he's putting his breaks on...

Linda said...

What a great series of shots, Brian! Your action shots are excellent, as always!

Linda said...

What a great series of shots, Brian! Your action shots are excellent, as always!

Linda said...

What a great series of shots, Brian! Your action shots are excellent, as always!

CameraCruise said...

Wow, great series, love all of them!

Passinthru Outdoors said...

what an incredible serious of photos. Thanks for sharing.

DWQ said...

Amazing series of shots Brian!!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hola!!!.. Variado e interesante blog... Great shots... Greetings from Madrid.. Chaoo..