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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Crane's Call to Roost

Thousands of Sandhill cranes congregate just beyond the river at sunset, waiting for dark to roost on the sandbars. Above the tree line in this photo, there are hundreds of cranes, just a fraction of the total flying in to stage in nearby cornfields.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Gibbon, Nebraska, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Copyright: © Jessica Carter