Fun Friday: The Standoff




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my recent trip to the Aransas NWR, along the Texas Gulf Coast, to photograph the wintering Whooping Cranes. As this adult crane was crabbing, he ran upon a blue crab that wasn’t ready for lunch. As the crane worked at dislodging the crab from the muddy bottom, the crab […]

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Whoopers in Flight




(Note: Currently, I’m involved in a last-minute, 3-day project that came my way on Friday afternoon.  Likely will not be on social medial much for a couple of days. I’ll share info on this unique opportunity in a few days :o)  ) Today’s post features some Whooping Cranes in flight. One of the very distinct […]

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Beauty at Work!




Still from the first day on the boat, as the day progressed and we made our way farther into the refuge (Aransas NWR), we had whooping cranes very close to our boat. We typically moved the boat to get a clear shot, then parked it along the bank and let the cranes move around and […]

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A Whooping Good Time




As previously noted, I was very pleasantly surprised to find a single Whooping Crane (Grus americanus) along the Platte River. The Whooping Crane is a very rare and endangered bird, numbering less than 300. Through extensive conservation efforts, their numbers are rebounding (although very slowly) from their all-time low of less than 50 birds back […]

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Platte River Cranes




Yesterday’s post featured our encounter with a lone Whooping Crane (Grus americanus). I also took a short video of the whooper, as it rested on the Platte River with thousands of Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis). The video was taken pre-dawn, so the electronic noise is evident in the quality. But that’s fine with me … […]

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Mixed Company




Today’s blog post is my first from the Platte River in central Nebraska. Yesterday was my first day of shooting along the Platte River and I awoke at 4:30am to get an early start to a blind I had reserved a spot in, along the Platte River. The weather forecast for Tuesday morning included the […]

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