The Gatekeeper

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Judith Holford

These Japanese Red-crowned Cranes were seen at the Akan International Crane Centre in Hokkaido, Japan. One appeared to be the gatekeeper - pronouncing on whether the other two could pass. It captured a humorous moment with members of this endangered species which has been brought back from the edge of extinction by conservation measures.

Location: Akan International Crane Centre, Hokkaido, Japan


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