13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
A group of elegant white-naped cranes wintering in Kyushu, Japan
I traveled to Kyushu (Japan) to observe and photograph these magnificent cranes. Only of a few thousand white-cranes remain and their conservation requires extensive international efforts and cooperation. On the island of Kyushu several hundred white-naped cranes spend the winter each year in the company of a larger population of hooded cranes (a few also seeing in the photo).
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||Nov. 25, 2015, 8:01 a.m.
||Canon EOS 7D Mark II