"When we hear his call we hear no mere bird. We hear the trumpet in the orchestra of evolution. He is the symbol of our untamable past, of that incredible sweep of millennia which underlines and conditions the daily affairs of birds and men..." -Aldo Leopold. Photo © copyright by Toby Skov.
Sandhill Cranes are the oldest known existing bird species, their fossil remains go back nine million years.
Photo © copyright by Toby Skov.