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a flock of geese congregating on Faith Ranch near Modesto, California
September 27, 2014

On Faith

In California’s Central Valley, water in wildlife refuges is down by around 30 percent. Here, migratory geese on their journey north congregate on the Faith Ranch near the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge, one of the Central Valley’s few scraps of native wildlife habitat.

See more pictures from October 2014 feature article "When the Snows Fail."

Photograph by Peter Essick, National Geographic

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