I spent the entire day (well, except for lunch in Great Bend) at Quivira NWR photographing birds. The morning shoot was very productive, including 11 Whooping Cranes in one spot! The large group was comprised of 9 adults and 2 juveniles from this summer hatch. Included in this post are two images of the entire group shot. They only congregated close in like this for a brief moment in time before scattering out again and then eventually lifting off and flying out to the south.