This is an image that has a near extinct bird in with the Sandhill Cranes. It is a Whooping Crane! This bird has been on my bucket list for a very long time and today i was able to check this one as seen and photographed! Wow! Here is a little bit more info about these birds there recovery and numbers. This was photographed near Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin. Maximum size of the eastern migratory population at the end of the report period was 110 birds (57 males and 53 females). Estimated distribution at the end of the report period or last record included 64 whooping cranes in Wisconsin, 22 in Indiana, 2 in Alabama, 5 in Florida, 1 in Michigan, 10 at unknown locations on migration, 2 not recently reported, and 4 long term missing. Also here is a link to the crane foundation.
http://www.savingcranes.org/ This was photographed near Horicon, Wisconsin.