Sandhill cranes landing in water ponds at dusk, Grus canadensis

Sandhill cranes landing in water ponds at dusk, spending the night standing in water as a protection against coyotes and other predators. Motion blur. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico, USA, Grus canadensis, natural history stock photograph, photo id 38716
Sandhill cranes landing in water ponds at dusk, spending the night standing in water as a protection against coyotes and other predators. Motion blur. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico, USA

This image is featured in: Natural History Photography Best Photos of 2022, A Bird Photography Weekend at Bosque del Apache NWR, December 2022

Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Image ID: 38716
Format: Digital 1.7:1
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