Sandhill Cranes (grus canadensis)

Several photos of sandhill cranes (grus canadensis) taken at the Bosque del Apache wildlife refuge which is south of Albuquerque, near the white sands missile range in New Mexico.

sandhill crane

landing sandhill crane

sandhill cranes eating

sandhill cranes in flight

I cropped the second photo, but the rest are full frame images. Not bad for the (relatively) inexpensive Nikkor 70-300 I own. I saw a lot of very expensive glass while there – dozens of photographers with lenses that stretched over a foot in length. The kind of lens you attach to the tripod, and the camera just hangs from the lens.

How do they carry those things? I should have taken a picture of some of them. 🙂

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