Whooping Crane Preening by naturalnomad

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The Whooping Crane (Grus americana) is North America’s tallest bird and is named for their loud whooping calls. They are highly endangered with only around 400 birds remaining in the wild. In an effort to reintroduce Florida’s population of Whooping Cranes, a group of cranes has been trained to follow an ultra light aircraft each spring along their historical migration path to their breeding grounds in Wisconsin, returning to Florida in the autumn.

Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, Florida

Canon EOS 50D
Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM

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I have spent the better part of my adult life traveling the world searching for adventure and making photographs. The world is full of the marvelous. Nature is my inspiration. Enjoy!

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  • caradione
    caradioneabout 4 years ago

    wow i simply love his image not sure which way to tilt my head and great piece of info..

  • Many thanks for your kind words!

    – naturalnomad

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2about 4 years ago

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    February 1, 2011

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • Thanks so much!

    – naturalnomad

  • Shane Jones
    Shane Jonesabout 4 years ago

    All Around Florida Group

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsabout 4 years ago

    Awesome capture! Great shot!

  • Many thanks!

    – naturalnomad

  • lynnieB
    lynnieBabout 4 years ago
    What a delicate and sensative shot.This is such a lovely photo and bird.I did a woodburned bowl of this bird.The chicks are hardly as big as their beek when born,sort of amazing.Such elegant birds! Blessings to you.
  • Thanks so much for your kind words!

    – naturalnomad

  • alienfunk
    alienfunkover 3 years ago


  • Bonnie T.  Barry
    Bonnie T. Barryabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful, delicate image that conveys the delicate balance in which this majestic bird’s future hangs. Thank you for sharing the information and the capture.

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