Alabama Natural Wonders: Cranes and friends slideshow (9 photos)

Sandhill crane in flight
Sandhill crane in flight – Photo by: George Lee

This is a real treat.

Following up on Bham Now‘s Thursday article about the winter return of whooping cranes to Alabama –Bama Bound: Whooping Cranes are coming home for the winter  – our friends at the International Crane Foundation sent us additional pictures from the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge  of whooping cranes, sandhill cranes, ducks and otters.  All these photos were taken by photographer George Lee.

Enjoy these incredible images of the our feathered visitors to a Wildlife Refuge that is just a little bit over an hour away from Birmingham.

And don’t forget to visit the International Crane Foundation’s website and join the  “I Give a Whoop!” Campaign.

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  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.