Sandhill Crane, Pair - click to enlarge

Sandhill Crane, Pair

This pair were obvious mates. They never strayed far from each other, and vocalized back and forth continuously.

Sandhill Crane, Pair - click to enlarge
Sandhill Crane, Pair – click to enlarge

These animals are incredibly beautiful. Subtly browns and tan with a vivid red head. You can’t miss them…they’re really tall.

Sandhill Crane, Pair - click to enlarge
Sandhill Crane, Pair – click to enlarge

Until this meeting any photographs I had ever seen of them was from a distance, and typically taking off from open fields.

Sandhill Crane, Pair - click to enlarge
Sandhill Crane, Pair – click to enlarge

This group of Cranes were fine with us being nearby, as long as we gave them their space.

Sandhill Crane, Pair - click to enlarge
Sandhill Crane, Pair – click to enlarge

 

 

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