Appearing somewhat like a group of Velociraptors , three Sandhill Cranes ( Grus canadensis ) walk in formation across a frozen pond in search of their next meal. Very cold temperatures over two weeks in December 2009 froze most of the bodies of water in the vicinity. At times, birds seemed to walk on water. Masses of ducks, mostly mallards, filled the waterways that remaind ice-free. Subfreezing temperatures and a chill wind left the photographer quite cold on this gray morning.
707 views as of 27 Jun 2013.
Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4 L USM
Canon EF 1.4x II Extender
196mm, 1/200 sec, f / 8, 0 EV, ISO 320
Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Ladner, BC
09 Dec 2009