The African crowned cranes at my local zoo are remarkably photogenic. They were quite cooperative posing for me earlier this year, showing off their striking crowns of feathers.
Showing off its height and wingspan.
Enjoying the mid-day sun. (This photo was taken a few years before the others, which were from earlier this year. I notice that this crane has darker neck feathers, and a smaller crown. I wonder whether this is a black crowned crane, and the photos above of a gray crowned crane.)
Friday’s friday foto finder challenge was to share a photo of a crane While my first interpretation of this polysemous word was of the bird, I was almost certain that I wouldn’t have any photos of this sort of crane in my archives. I knew, however, that I had loads of photos of construction cranes and shipping cargo cranes. But a bit of poking back through my old photos triggered some memories of a variety of cranes I had encountered.
To see what cranes others found, pay a visit to the fff blog.
5 thoughts on “sporting a feathery crown (friday foto finder: crane)”
Photogenic cranes indeed!
We have a giant yellow crane doing construction across the street from my office, but I like your cranes better. (It’s a close call. Yellow is my favorite color, so I like the big crane, but it doesn’t have this fancy plumage, so…) (I’m fascinated by the construction, though the demolition was maybe even better.)
WOW! Now that is a spectacular bird! Great shots.
Number two is an all time winner.
Wonderful crane. He looks as if he has a pompom on his head. :D