17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Crane migration, Alamosa National Wildlife refuge. In the heart of the arid San Luis Valley lies a birdwatchers paradise. Lush wetlands provide year-round habitat for songbirds, water birds, coyotes, deer and other wildlife. In March and September, thousands of Sandhill Cranes migrate through the valley.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Alamosa, Colorado, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Stuart Craig