Sandhill Cranes winter in Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio, New Mexico where they rest and feed on grains in preparation for their migration north to Yellowstone, Idaho and Canada to breed.
Squawking Cranes - Two sandhill cranes in silhouette against the setting sun light squawk their presence to their fellow cranes that they have arrived to roost for the night. Bosque del Apache Nationa; Wildlife Refuge.
Rise With The Steam Fog - A sandhill crane rises from the roosting pond as the rising sun shines through the early morning steam fog from the water's surface. Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado.
Sandhill Cranes Roosting Sunset - Sandhill cranes arrive at the ponds and roost for the night just as the sun is setting. Roosting in ankle deep water protects them from approaching predators. Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico.
Crane Pair Sunrise Stroll - A pair of sandhill cranes take a sunrise stroll in the roosting pond and are preparing to launch to the local corn fields for breakfast. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico.