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Sandhill cranes along the Platte River
April 5, 2011

Sandhill Cranes, Platte River

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

Half a million sandhill cranes pause on the Platte River in Nebraska to fatten up on corn waste, worms, and other food in nearby fields. The break occurs on their spring flight from Mexico and the southern U.S. to breeding grounds in the far north.

See more pictures from the October 2010 feature story "Animal Migrations."

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Photograph by Joel Sartore, National Geographic
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