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Every spring, my daughter (many of whose photos appear elsewhere on this site) and I make a 24-hour trip to see the great Sandhill Crane migration as it passes through Nebraska. 500,000 of these 4-foot-tall birds spend several weeks grazing in the corn fields and sleeping on the Platte River's sand bars, bulking up for the rest of their northward migration. It's quite a sight, and one that people come from all over the world specifically to witness.

Friday's sunset was overcast and lackluster, but the dense fog that enveloped the river the following morning was spectacular, and more than made up for it.

Within this set, the images whose names begin with "50D_" were made by my daughter (then 11 years old).
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