2015 Faves, Part 2




Another fun experience in 2015 was my trip to the Platte River in Nebraska, in early spring to photograph the migrating Sandhill Cranes. I always enjoy a 3-4 day trip to the Platte River, where there can be several hundred thousand cranes and, if lucky, you might even spot a Whooping Crane in the crowd! […]

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It Doesn’t Get Any Better!




Today’s post comes from second trip to a blind at Rowe Sanctuary, on the Platte River in Nebraska. This blind visit was on my last evening on the Platte River and I still had one goal that hadn’t been reached … to capture cranes flying in front of the sun, or in front of a […]

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Rowe Blind, Part 3




Today’s post concludes the first evening I spent in a Rowe Sanctuary blind on the Platte River in Nebraska, photographing Sandhill Cranes as they returned to the river for overnight roosting. If you missed the previous two posts from this blind, you can find them here: “Rowe Blind, Part 1” “Rowe Blind, Part 2” As […]

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Rowe Blind, Part 2




Following up on yesterday’s post, where Sandhill Cranes were returning to the Platte River to roost (“Rowe Blind, Part 1”), today’s post features images captured just minutes later, when the sun was below the horizon and the sky filled not only with beautiful sunset colors, but thousands of cranes: Through these images, the cranes were […]

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Rowe Blind, Part 1




One of the highlights of photographing Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River is photographing from one of the Rowe Sanctuary blinds. The blinds are located right on the Platte River and usually gives one a front seat to a wonderful morning, or evening with the cranes as they either leave the river (mornings) or return […]

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Fun Friday: The Dance of Joy!




On my last full day along the Platte River, I continued my quest to capture some decent video of the Sandhill Cranes as they danced and jumped about in the cornfields. For the past few mornings, they would be dancing/jumping when I stopped the car on the roadway. But after pulling my camera up, they […]

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Sandhill Cranes in Silhouette




Returned home last evening from a wonderful week on the Platte River in Nebraska. Thanks to everyone for all the shares, tweets and kind comments on the sandhill crane images I’ve been posting while away. And sorry I wasn’t able to keep up with the tweets … we stayed very busy with the cranes, shooting […]

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A Gobble Among the Croaks




During one of my morning visits to the Platte River for sandhill crane photography, I came upon a group of wild turkey. Two toms were displaying in front of about 8-10 hens. With the occasional “gobble”, it was quite a different sound than the raspy “croaks” of the sandhill cranes! Here are a couple of […]

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Sandhill Crane Foraging Videos




In yesterday’s post, I featured a few images of Sandhill Cranes arriving in the cornfields to forage. Today’s post includes a few videos I captured of this activity. Sorry for the somewhat jerky movements … I was shooting handheld, while resting my camera/lens on the car window ledge (staying inside the vehicle to prevent spooking […]

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Sandhill Cranes Foraging




Today I’m featuring some images of the Sandhill Cranes foraging in the cornfields along the Platte River. The cranes are interesting birds, roosting in the shallow waters of the Platte River (to avoid predation by coyotes), but spend all day in the cornfields where they forage and put on weight for the continued flight back […]

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