Happy New Year everyone! I’m sharing one of my favorite Red-crowned Crane photos from Hokkaido, Japan, where this bird is a symbol of peace, hope, and healing in challenging times, as well as love, happiness, and long life. I hope the New Year will bring you and your loved ones all of these things.
I’m also excited to share my first bird image of 2018, because this is a special year for birds. 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the migratory bird act in the United States, a very important law for bird conservation, and National Geographic, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Birdlife International, and Audubon have joined together to declare 2018 the “Year of the Bird”. Since bird photography is a major interest of mine, I look forward to sharing some favorite bird images from my collection as well as new bird photos with you throughout the year. Lets celebrate birds together this year, and use them as inspiration to take care of our planet!
Thanks for all your enthusiastic support and encouraging words during 2017. I’m excited about what 2018 will bring. Warmest regards and a wonderful 2018 to you all!
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