Sandhill Cranes

October 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

I went to the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife area in Indiana this evening to shoot some sandhill crane pictures. Each fall, between the month of September and November, thousands of sandhill cranes stop by in the shallow marshes during their fall migration to the southern states. Stopping just before sunset, I managed to capture a couple of photos before it gets dark. 

 

Here is a pair of cranes flying low to join a big flock in the sky:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is a pair of crane playing (dancing) with each other. The local calls it the "Crane Dance".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And a night shot:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

According to the state park website, the birds' visit peaks in the month of November. I'm planning to revisit the park this year with my 1.4x lens extender. 

Thanks for coming,
Richard


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