It seemed the first pair of Sandhill Cranes were quite curious about us. They walked right up to us and sort of stared at us as if they were checking us out. We were a little nervous at first as they were that close and they were very large birds. But after that they sort of kept up with us as we were walking in that area and we welcomed their company as we walked. Then they went off on their own in a different direction.
Such a memorable encounter and you got some great shots. Their lack of fear is a wonder. That first shot is classic!
Thanks Eliza! Once you got used to them being so close they were fun to be around. We tried to not get too close, but they would just walk up to you or pass by at close range. It was still weird since they were about 4 ft tall and being that close to you. Plus they would really stare at you with those “Eyes”.
These are sensational shots of this sandhill crane! What personality you’ve captured here! I saw a couple recently but the lighting just wasn’t great….
Thanks! We were amazed that they came so close to us. At some times about 1 ft away. Made it hard to photograph them that close.
Many images are multi-shot panoramas to get them all in. It was a fun trip!
Great shots! I just wrote about sandhill cranes last week and how I call them Ozzie & Harriet.
Thanks Lisa! They are fun photo subjects!
Yes they are! 😊
These are wonderful. The first shot is really something 😊
Thanks Belinda! They are fun photo subjects! And they are Quite Large Birds!
I don’t think this is what is meant by “bird’s eye view” but it certainly could be. What a goof the first one appears to be. 🙂
They were fun to photograph! And are an interesting bird to photograph! Very large and in some ways comical!
Great starting shot with those eyes staring the reader down, Reed, loved it! All wonderful shots of those beautiful eyes. 🙂
When they are that close and starring right at you it is a little unnerving! But they seem to be quite docile! Just more curious about you!
I remember having one very curious with me, it was a little unnerving! I didn’t want to be pecked! lol 🙂
I know what you mean! If you get too complacent it might not be good!