Visitors 43
Modified 4-Feb-13
Created 23-Nov-09
39 photos

Each year, thousands of sandhill cranes come to winter at the Bosque del Apache National Wildllife Refuge, south of Socorro, New Mexico. I visited the Bosque and photographed cranes over the period November 12 - 17, 2009, sharing a very enjoyable time with my photographer friend Karl Gerstenberger. This gallery shows cranes at sunrise and sunset, cranes in flight, individual cranes in flight and roosting, crane families, cranes in parachute landings, and even some cranes staring down a coyote.
Sandhill cranes at sunriseSandhill cranes in early morning lightCranes in early morning lightCrane trioCrane pair on takeoffSandhill crane climbingCrane flight,  downbeatCrane callingTwo cranes wadingCrane pair, male callingCrane familySandhill Crane quartetCrane pair under cottonwood treeThree cranes displayingSandhill craneCranes foragingSandhill crane foragingCoyote encounter with two cranesSandhill crane callingSandhill crane pair in morning light

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Bosque, crane, sandhill crane