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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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