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Crested Crane

Julie Marks

Los Angeles, United States

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In my early twenties, I traveled to Africa to see the fascinating wildlife in their own habitat. I have just begun to scan some of my photos that have lied dormant in a photo album. With the advance of digital photography, I can crop, sharpen and enhance these photographs to remember the glorious sunsets and exquisite and fascinating wildlife in Kenya and other areas of Africa. This was a memorable trip with some great photos to share not that I can use technology to improve on many images of African life.
I can’t help but admire the fashionable blonde hair style that adorns this beautiful Crane’s head. The respect that the people of Uganda have for this friendly, gentle and peace loving bird, characteristics that also reflect the Ugandan people are a model for all of us who want to preserve one of our most precious resouces, our planet’s wildlife. It is a crime punishable by imprisonment to kill a Crested Crane. I have often hoped that people who are cruel or recklessly kill our wildlife should be held accountable for their crimes, especially for those animals that are close to extinction due to man’s greed, ignorance and massive denial about the serious threat to our ecosystem and our specie’s survival. The crested crane roosts in trees, because of a long hind toe that can grasp branches. These magnificent birds have a lovely breeding display involving dancing, bowing, and jumping. It has a booming call which involves inflaition of the red gular sac. This is a whimsical photo of this unusual looking species, a delight to view overcoming aged technology and enhancing my passion for wildlife as revealed by this magnificent subject. I love her fashion forward hair style.

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