I usually try to photograph whooping cranes this time of year with my friend Ray at a place called the Crane House near the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, where the whooping cranes winter. I could not go this year, but here is a past photo from there of two young whoopers chasing each other around.

I could live a thousands lives and never tire of watching these incredible birds.

Whooping Crane ChaseWhooping cranes chasing each other (Grus americana portrait), near Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Texas, USA. Canon 1D Mark IV. 500mm. ISO 2500. f/5 @ 1/1000 second.