Partners for Life

     2013 - Distinguished Print Award, Professional Photographers of America, New Mexico

This photograph of sandhill cranes was shot on November 15, 2009 at the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico.

Every winter, thousands of sandhill cranes migrate through the Middle Rio Grande Valley. Many spend part of the winter at the 57,331-acre Bosque del Apache, which was established in 1939 as a refuge for cranes and other birds.

Sandhill cranes mate for life, and this photograph captures the exquisite flying coordination of a pair of cranes who have been together for many years.

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