Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Sarus Crane


Keoladeo National Park
Bharatpur (Rajasthan), India
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23 comments:

BrandNewStudio said...

Fascinating Pictures.
It has been delightful
to visit your gallery.
Good Creations

MaineBirder said...

Very nice capture of this beautiful Crane!

My World Bird Wednesday post: Hummingbird Elegance

holdingmoments said...

Beautiful bird.
I've only ever seen these in captivity.

Andrew said...

A lovely bird to see.

Jacob said...

Gorgeous bird and nice shot. I'm glad you caught it before it got up in the air otherwise you would have to crane your neck to take the photo! :-)

joo said...

Terrific shot and beautiful bird!

Springman said...

Gosh JM, I didn't know your travels had taken you to Asia too. I am not surprised though. That is one awesome crane brother. Your magic camera brings us the world again!! Cheers to you good Sir!

Sondra said...

I have yet to see a Crane of ANY KIND..its been my misfortune--You got a lovely shot of this one!!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shot of the Crane, it is a beautiful bird.

London Caller said...

This bird looks a bit like a grey crowned crane, minus the crest, of course! ;)

Larry said...

A beautiful shot of a gorgeous Crane JM!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a great action close up!

Neil said...

That is a big wing span. Good shot.

Arija said...

A beautiful shot of the crane lifting off the ground.

Joan Elizabeth said...

These are related our Brolgas which I one day hope to see dancing.

Jean said...

What a neat action shot of a very interesting and unusual (to me) bird!

Pat said...

What a wonderful capture!

Stickup Artist said...

Lift Off! What a perfectly timed shot JM. And what a handsome creature. We have many cranes here in the various lakes and marshes of coastal and southern California, but I've never seen one with such dramatic and striking coloring!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous capture!

Hilke Breder said...

Great shot! Cranes are fascinating birds, particularly after reading P. Matthiessen's book "Birds of Heaven"

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Interesting looking bird, I have never seen one of those. Have a good weekend. Diane

Francisca said...

Amazing red head on this crane. Nice moment to capture him, JM.

beatrice De said...

That was lucky to catch bird like that. I did'nt visite reserve d'oiseaux in India.