Sandhill Cranes Along the Platte River, Kearney, Nebraska

I always enjoy spending a couple of weeks in Nebraska every March photographing the migrating Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River. I’ve been here when the weather has been below zero, snowing, raining and even 75 degrees. So far it’s been a mix, 25 degrees in the morning and 75 in the evening. Snow is expected on Wednesday so that should make for some interesting photos with the cranes. I’ll post more as I get them ready. Here are a few from the last two days.

Sunset over the Platte River as Sandhill Cranes come in for the night

Sandhill Cranes in flight over Nebraska farmhouse at sunrise

Sandhill Cranes on the Platte River at sunrise near Gibbon Bridge

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) in a cornfield in the morning

Sandhill Cranes in flight at sunset over the Platte River

Two Sandhill Cranes in a cornfield in Nebraska

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) tossing corn stalks in cornfield near Kearney, Nebraska

Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) in flight over the Platte River near Kearney, Nebraska

A shunk in Nebraska cornfield

Sandhill Cranes over the Platte River at sunset, Nebraska

Sandhill Cranes over the Platte River, Nebraska

Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) singing near the Platte River

Sandhill Cranes over the Platte River, Nebraska

Sandhill Cranes over the Platte River at sunset, Nebraska

Crane watchers on the Gibbon Bridge, Nebraska

Two Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) at sunrise over a very windy Platte River (slow shutter speed). Nikon D810, Nikkor 600mm, f/13, 1/40s, ISO 1600, matrix metering.

Long exposure over corn field near Kearney, Nebraska

Weathervane at sunrise along the Platte River, Nebraska

Sandhill Cranes (Grus canadensis) fly over the sunrise near Gibbon Bridge, Nebraska

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