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A sandhill crane looks to the sky for its mate as the sun sets behind distant mountains. The lake behind the bird is still frozen from the cold morning. 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, 1/2000 second at f/6.3. Crop to 17.7 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 sunset
Image ID: sandhill.crane.c12.05.2009.img_0720.c-800.jpg
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Last updated March 30, 2017