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A sandhill crane runs on ice to gather speed to take off. It may seem easy to run like this, but the temperature was 9 degrees F and the cranes stood in the cold lake overnight! Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge.
Technical. Canon 5D Mark II 21 megapixel digital camera, 500 mm f/4 L IS lens plus 1.4x TC giving 700 mm. ISO 200, 1/1250 second at f/6.3. Crop to 18.7 megapixels.
Wild and free. No calls or bait were used to acquire this image.
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Keywords to this image = BosqueNWR newmexico bird sandhill_crane
Image ID: sandhill.crane.c12.05.2009.img_0667.c-900.jpg
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Last updated March 30, 2017