Daily Archives: January 6, 2018

Sandhill Cranes at alert…

Sandhill Cranes, Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico

The Sandhill Cranes were very active at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge when I visited last November…and by that I mean that there was a lot of mating behavior going on. Cranes mate for life, and travel in family groupings, and there is some mating behavior going on all year…the theory is that it maintains the pair bond. (Humans do the same thing…at least they do in healthy marriages 🙂 These are two males issuing a challenge. The morning light, as only in New Mexico, pics out every detail. Sony RX10iv at 600mm. Program mode with my “flight and action” settings. 1/1000th @ f7.1 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr and Photos.