In-Flight Beauties

As I’ve started the long, tedious process of editing the thousands of images made along Nebraska’s Platte River last week, I decided to share a few images of Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) as they flew by me on the way to the fields to forage during the day. I think you will agree these are might handsome birds!


Sandhill Cranes in flight


Sandhill Cranes in flight


Sandhill Crane in flight



As I dig my way through the editing process, I will share more Sandhill Crane images … as well as some more Whooping Crane images. Yes, I was lucky enough to photograph the lone Whooping Crane (Grus americanus) on 2 more occasions!


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  • Very lovely Jim, I love Sandhills!

  • Thanks, Mia. They are wonderful birds!

  • DawnFine

    Very cool shots..I love the last one!

  • Randy Gammon

    Like the third shot the best. Amazing that a bird that looks so cumbersome when walking can become so aerodynamic when flying!

  • Nice shots, Jim! We should be seeing and hearing Sandhills here soon. I love the sight and sound of the cranes as they pass over.