Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico
Taken in December 2010, the slumbering sandhill cranes all takeoff at the same time just before sunrise in a noisy event known as "Blastoff." During the winter months, as many as 10,000 cranes stay here at the Bosque Del Apache. F2.8, 1/60 sec.
Minor edits to exposure, sharpness, and cropping with ADOBE Photoshop Elements 9.
Canon EOS 5D MkII, Canon EF24-70L F2.8