sandhill cranes

Everything’s Alive

Monte Vista NWR

Oh what sounds they made

There’s nothing I like better than glowing happy birds. Well, glowing happy anything, I guess. This is another shot from Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge taken on our trip last Thursday. I’m still buzzed, as anyone can tell. Public lands forever, chilluns! This is what it means.

Monte Vista NWR

Sensory Overload City

Why beat around the bush? I wanted you to see the setting for Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in southern Colorado. The peaks you’re looking at top out at over fourteen thousand feet! For that matter, the ground your photographer is standing on is 7,664 feet above sea level. The cranes don’t seem to mind [...]

Crane Land

sandhill cranes up close

Next time I’ll record some audio

Just doing what we can here, less than two hours from our rented adobe on the hill. Remember, we drove past this amazing place to get to this amazing place, the Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in southern Colorado. There were thousands of Canade geese and sandhill cranes, dark blue ponds, and mountains looming all [...]

Birdman of Monte Vista

Monte Vista NWR

You see him, right? Captured at Monte Vista NWR on 3-10-2016.

Facing the mountains from which he drew his strength, he felt the life force flow into his bones and once again remembered. Safe among the cranes, he had waited for millennia and no one knew.

Peak Life

Monte Vista NWR

Makes no difference who you are

What a trip we had today, and this is part of it—ninety miles to Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in southern Colorado to see the cranes. Almost all of these are Canada geese, but please look closely. Just the other side of the road from here (turn 180°), there were sandhill cranes to the horizon! [...]

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