Portfolio of Crane Bird Photographs. This collection shows bird photographs of Red-crowned cranes taken in Hokkaido, Japan, in wintertime. Cranes dancing on snow, a flock of cranes roosting on a little island in a river, or flying by at sunset. Red-crowned Cranes perform a specific dance to strengthen their lifelong bond between a pair. This ritual they perform many times during the year. Especially to witness this graceful dance is fantastic to experience.

Furthermore, these cranes are one of the rarest cranes worldwide. Therefore they are classified as endangered species. They live in flocks, and their family group is one of the largest social organizations of cranes. A Red-crowned crane symbolizes Japan’s fortune and longevity.