Daily Archives: September 4, 2022

Grey Crowned Crane

Grey Crowned Crane: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda, August 2022 — The Grey Crowned Crane is the national bird of Uganda and features on the Ugandan flag. It is a striking bird by any standard. I find it interesting that the brightest colors, the white and red on the face and neck, are actually bare skin. We were losing the light to an oncoming storm when these photos were taken, but the colors are still brilliant. Though it is resident over much of sub-sahara Africa, the Grey Crowned Crane was recently listed as “endangered” due primarily to habitat loss. Sony Rx10iv at 340, 354, 534mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 5000 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Plus 1ev exposure compensation.