From Bankok to Samut Phrakan, Saraburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, and then Buriram. Almost one thousand kilometers of pavement I drove to get there, it was worth it. Watching this beautiful Crane that got almost extinct in Thailand is a joy to behold. The reintroduction program has been serious and successful. Arpha and I decided that this is not about birding and taking great photographs to compete with anybody, or great gear to flaunt, or to be the first or only people to have seen such birds; this is beyond us and our ego, this is all about conservation now. We have connected to groups and organizations in order for us to be part of the conservation efforts not only in Thailand but across Southeast Asia.

Sharing to you now may lift our spirits that there is hope if we work together in conservation in which we could take part of anytime now and then. Conservation must be strongly reinforced in schools and within the communities in which important bird areas are crucial to the birds’ survival. The shot that I have taken is also to show what kind of habitat or ecosystem the Sarus Crane lives in; though the sun was really a hazard to shooting plus the birds position from where we were shooting was not ideal, we managed to get some artistic kind f approach and capture a great wildlife shot.

Huai Chorakhemak, Buriram, Thailand
Nikon D500 + Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR
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