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Mangelsen photo titled Cranes of the Grey Wind
Mangelsen photo titled Painted Sky


The Sandhill Crane Migration is Here!

More than 500,000 sandhill cranes congregate in the Platte River valley each spring during their northward migration to nesting grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. Sandhill cranes have been making this journey annually for thousands of years. The Platte is where the cranes stop to rest and replenish their energy reserves before continuing on their voyage. Approximately 80 percent of all sandhill cranes come to the Platte every spring making this concentration of cranes the greatest anywhere in the world. More >

above: CRANES OF THE GREY WIND | Platte River, Nebraska
left: PAINTED SKY | Platte River, Nebraska

Framed limited edition print of Lupine Forest - Sandhill Crane Colt

A newly hatched sandhill crane is dwarfed by springtime lupine. Sandhill cranes are precocial - that is, they hatch with feathers already formed, eyes open, and are able to walk, though they depend on their parents for food. For birds such as... More >

left: LUPINE FOREST - SANDHILL CRANE COLT | Grays Lake, Idaho