Photo of Animalia: Sandhill Crane (species: Grus canadensis) (Gaia Guide)

Grus canadensis

© Mathesont on Flickr

Driving along we see a crane right by the road. We stop. Crane pays shows no alarm or even interest so we inch closer. We end up 18-20 feet from the bird - these photos are uncropped from my little camera. After five mintues or so it wandered off into the field. Magic moment on a cool cloudy evening.

Photo taken on 28 May 2013

Photograph location coordinates are 39.72904:-120.305626.