Hokkaido, Japan

Red-crowned cranes roost site at sunrise. A flock of gorgeous Red-crowned cranes is waking up. A busy roosting site, some birds clean their feathers, others flap their wings.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 10 September, 2020

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS-1D X and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Exposure time: 1/2s
  • ISO: 400
  • Focal Length: 270mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 5184 by 3456 pixels (WxH).

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Red-crowned cranes river roost site at sunrise. In this photograph, a flock of Red-crowned cranes is waking up. They spend their nights on little islands in this river on snow-covered islands. Indeed, it acts as protection from predators, as the water surrounds them. During the day, the cranes will fly to feeding grounds, and in the late afternoon, they return to their night quarters. In wintertime, the temperature can drop to below minus 20 degrees.

Cranes perform an impressive dance to strengthen their lifelong bond between their partner. Over many years they practice this performance together. We call it ‘The dance of Love.’ A gorgeous, graceful dance indeed. You will see a beautiful display of a ballet dance from a crane. Undoubtedly breathtaking. Even Anette has put down her camera to enjoy this enjoyable spectacle.

They were nearly extinct. However, conservation efforts brought up the crane population again on the island Hokkaido in Japan. These gorgeous cranes are one of the rarest worldwide. Sometimes it has the names ‘Manchurian crane’ or ‘Japanese crane.’ For Japanese traditions the cranes symbolize longevity. Another interpretation is that the crane represents in Japan a fortune.

Red-crowned crane, Grus japonensis, is classified as endangered.

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