19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Guest of the Winter

The black necked cranes arrive to their winter habitat from October every year in the country and depart for their summer habitat to Tibet from the February month onwards. The cranes are known to roost in the country for five long months as their winter home. As of November 22, 2021, 206 Black necked cranes have arrived in Phobjikha in Bhutan. The more the cranes, it is believed to have more luck to the people of this valley.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Wangdiphodrang, Bhutan
Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Copyright: © Tshechu Dorji Wong