Photo Roundup!

On a typical day of training, Doug Pellerin is one of the costumed handlers in the pen, assisting Jeff Fox.

This morning was no typical day of training, however, and instead of hiding in the enclosure once our group of young Whooping cranes was released, Doug was hiding in the viewing blind with his camera.

He sent along the following great images so that we could share them with you. Click to enlarge and enjoy!

(Thanks Doug!)

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  1. Marylee Humphrey (Skuzzabuzz) August 13, 2015 1:08 am

    thank you so much. Such beautiful pictures!!

  2. Meredith Tibbo August 12, 2015 4:20 pm

    These are simply wonderful!

  3. Margie Tomlinson August 11, 2015 11:09 pm

    Oh what great photos, Doug! Thank you so much! Those babies are doing soooooo well. Got really choked up & teary-eyed looking at them. (<3)

  4. Cheryl Murphy August 11, 2015 10:33 pm

    Truly spectacular. Thanks Doug!!!


  5. eugenia (aka CraneWatcher) August 11, 2015 8:29 pm

    Just look at them! Aren’t they beautiful? Thank you, Doug, and thank you, Brooke!

    • Heather Ray August 12, 2015 4:48 am

      It’s possible. The pilot makes that call in the morning and decides whether they’ll have the stamina.

  6. Robert Bergen August 11, 2015 7:54 pm

    Are the flybys viewable from Mile Road yet? I would love to be able to get photos of the plane and the cranes in flight.

  7. Kay Huey August 11, 2015 5:58 pm


  8. Jane Maher August 11, 2015 5:55 pm

    By the time of CraneFest, these birds will be putting on a wonderful show for visitors to the blind!

  9. Mollie Cook August 11, 2015 5:26 pm

    Today’s training was just spectacular & Doug captured that in these photos………..THANK YOU DOUG!

  10. Patricia August 11, 2015 5:05 pm