B0060, photo

Sandhill Cranes Waiting For Dawn

New Mexico

A flock of Sandhill Cranes rest quietly while waiting for sunrise to arrive before flying out to nearby corn fields to feed. With bitterly cold temperatures and strong winds, the surface of the shallow pond freezes around the legs of the cranes overnight, making it difficult for the birds to free themselves and takeoff.

Item Number: B0060
Photo © copyright by D. Todd Schneider.

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