Photo of the Day: Sandhill Cranes Taking Off

Sandhill cranes in Paynes Prairie Preserve, Florida
Over 5,000 sandhill cranes visited the Paynes Prairie Preserve outside of Gainesville, Florida in the 2009-2010 winter. Marijka Willis captured this photo as the fog lifted and several cranes took flight.

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Photo Contest BadgeThis Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife Photo Contest. See more photos or sign up for the 42nd Annual National Wildlife Photo Contest.