Sandhill Crane Migration

by Ben Tillotson March. 29, 2018 435 views

For many years I have enjoyed watching the Sandhill Cranes migrate through my home state of Nebraska (which I have missed for several years now since moving away). This year, being back in the state, I had access to a blind along the Platte River during sunset.

Samyang 14mm f/2.8

Samyang 14mm f/2.8

The Cranes had already begun to congregate in the river when we arrived nearly an hour before sunset.

Samyang 14mm f/2.8

Samyang 14mm f/2.8

I do not own any super telephoto lenses myself but my brother let me borrow his Canon 400mm f/5.6 for the evening.

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

As more Cranes came they began to gather close to the blind with quite a few coming within 100 ft. This is by far the best view I've had from a blind.

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

Canon 400mm f/5.6

A beautiful sunset to top it off...

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 10 months ago

Amazing sequence of great pictures of this migration

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