15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sandhill Crane grooming itself in early hours of the morning

As the sun crawled its way up out of the swamp on a misty Thursday morning, this stunning crane gracefully glided in and landed 30 feet in front of me. The crane began to groom herself to prepare for the long day ahead of her.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Oviedo, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Ryan Dooley