Photographic artwork by Dawn Currie. One of a series of images capturing the interaction between adult and juvenile Sarus Cranes. These beautiful intimate portraits capture the caring and patience given the youngster. I'd love to see these birds in their natural habitat, but until then, I enjoy seeing the breeding pair at Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, Florida.
Awards and PSA International Exhibitions:
- 2016 Photographic Society of America (PSA) International Exhibition
- Maitland International Salon of Photography
- F2 Sociedad Fotografica
- San Joaquin Valley International Exhibition
- Three Country Grand Circuit 2016 - Ireland and Montenegro
- Victoria Circuit 2016, Chakdaha
Featured on Fine Art America/Pixels:
- A Birding Group - Wings
- All Stars
- Coastal Water Birds-Shore Birds
- FAA Portraits - Birds
- Florida-Images of The Beautiful Sunshine State
- Images That Excite You
- Pure Nature Photography
- The 200 Club
- 500 Views
The Sarus Crane (Grus Antigone) is the tallest flying bird, growing as tall as 6 feet. They are native to India, Nepal, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Australia. They live in open wetlands and marshes.
These elegant birds have predominantly grey plumage with a naked red head and neck and long, pale red legs. Juveniles have slightly darker plumage and buff-colored feathers on their head. They mate for life and are usually found in pairs or small family groups, although non-breeding birds stay in flocks until they are able to find partners and set up a breeding territory.
This species is listed as Vulnerable due to loss of wetlands and hunting that have precipitated a rapid population decline.
August 29th, 2015
Viewed 2,509 Times - Last Visitor from Seattle, WA on 03/16/2023 at 3:18 AM