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on Apr 1, 2010 in Wildlife Photography

24hrs on the Platte

In my mind at least, the day starts on the Platte at sunset. That’s when the magic unfolds on a scale that can’t be communicated in a single click. When you can see five thousand cranes out the small window of a blind, that number is nothing when you know there are about fifteen thousand within reach of your lens!

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Our evening in the blind was capped off by a blazing sunset that lit up the world. The calls of the cranes which echoed in my mind all night as we slept beside them, they in the Platte and us in the blind just instills such an inspiration for these gentle creatures. It was hard for me to sleep last night, excited with what sunrise would bring. Let me show you how the rest of the 24hrs went.

Photo captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-20e3 on Lexar UDMA digital film