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Sandhill Crane Mating Dance
Photographer: Loree Johnson
Location: Shasta Valley Wildlife Area
Story: 
I look forward to the return of the sandhill cranes each spring. On this day, I was walking around the Shasta Valley Wildlife Area when I heard their calls. I patiently walked in the direction of the sounds until I saw them. There were four, but two immediately flew away when they saw me. The other two were gracious enough to let me photograph their "performance."
Digital Alterations: 
Exposure, vibrance, contrast, cropping and white balance.
Camera Information: Nikon D800E
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