19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Howling cranes

A group of sandhill cranes appear to be howling at the moon in a field near Kearney, NE. Every year 400,000 to 600,000 sandhill cranes stop along a stretch of the central Platte River in Nebraska on their way to wintering grounds in the south.

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Date Taken: 03.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Nebraska, United States of America
Copyright: © Dan Peak