This sequence is just too cute not to share. Remember how Sandhill Crane colts squabble often? Well, it doesn’t always go gracefully for the older, stronger colt. Below I captured a fun sequence where he does a hop, skip, jump!, and then tries to body-slam his brother. But the little guy gets the last laugh when his older brother stumbles and falls on his face. See, it’s not nice to pick on your brother!
Have I mentioned that I am loving the Canon R5 camera? Its amazing autofocus never gets old! This was my first opportunity to use it with the Sandhill Crane colts, and with the eye autofocus, I came home with so many keepers. Plus the frame rate lets you capture fun sequences like this!
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Observing such sibling silliness is why we keep going outside. Terrific sequence!