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Sandhill Cranes
Photographer: Mitch Walters
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
Story: 
I always wanted to photograph the famous wintering flocks of Sandhill Cranes at Bosque del Apache NWR. Like any photographer, I was on the hunt for originality. When i had the chance to photograph these birds coming into roost at dusk, I was able to capture this interesting flight sequence of four birds. It almost looks like a time lapse of one bird coming in for a landing. The way the four birds curve like the mountain in the background I feel really captures the elegance and grace of this charismatic species.
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Camera Information: Canon EOS 5D
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