Color on the Platte River




This post is being re-published from the spring of 2012. I am currently involved with a unique photography project that will take me 1-2 weeks. During this time, I will likely be on social media very little. I have set up a few posts to “self-publish” to my website blog; if/when time allows, I will […]

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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 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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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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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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Migrating Sandhill Cranes




During last weekend’s trek to central Kansas to photograph some migrating Whooping Cranes (if you missed my post on that, the weather caused all 18 of them to fly off as I was driving into the area), I did manage to grab some migrating Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) images. As I previously mentioned, there were […]

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Early Sandhills




Some of the fun birds we saw at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area (Missouri) were some early-migrating Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). I didn’t see any on the first evening in the area, but found these two adults on Day 2:       On Day 3, we not only saw 2 adults, but 3 juveniles that […]

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Sensational Sandhills!




Today’s photo was also made a couple of days ago at the Lee Metcalf NWR, outside Missoula, Montana. During my day at the refuge, I was constantly hearing Sandhill Cranes, with their raspy “croaking” sounds, but could never spot them in the refuge’s tall grasses. However, late morning brought 4 of them flying across the […]

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