The chance of seeing a Whooping Crane in the wild is 1 in 13,000,000, so having this pair winter in Tallahassee for the last 3 years has been extremely special.
On this foggy morning the pair left their usual nightly roosting pond just as the sun was rising, and they returned after the sun had set.
This was shot with the GH3 + 20mm mounted on a Swarovski STX95 scope using manual focus. They were a handful to keep in the frame, and I almost lost him on take-off when I had to step around and over one of my tripod legs. I had to bump the ISO up to 5000 for the evening part of the video.
I hope you enjoy these special birds.