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Shazmeen Bank

Gray crowned cranes can be found in mixed wetland/grassland habitats. The largest remaining populations of this bird are in Kenya. This photo was taken in the Masai Mara triangle late last year. They are absolutely beautiful and on a verge of extinction due to illegal trade. The more we also draw attention to the birds in the wild we can raise awareness to protect them for future generations to physically appreciate. The bird stood briefly to look around, before continuing to feed on the seeds around it when I captured this photo. It was walking with its life long paired mate.

BIO: I have had the absolute honor and privilege to grow up in Africa and have Masai mara as my back yard. I never knew i loved photography until i held a camera for a friend one day, and i remember seeing zebras playing ahead, and I looked through to photograph them, and my passion surged. I saw photos in my mind everywhere I looked, after that. I spent many holidays in the Mara, as my father worked for the lodges, and I always had a connection and longing to be in the wild. to come back as often as possible. Then put a camera in my hand, and the glove fit perfectly. My passion is to show photography as a voice for the animals that can not physically speak. But we connect with them while spending so much time in the wild. That i hope these photos inspire people to travel and connect with the wild within themselves.

WEBSITE: shazmeenbank.smugmug.com/
INSTAGRAM: @spoken_wildlife
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Gray crowned cranes can be found in mixed wetland/grassland habitats. The largest remaining populations of this bird are in Kenya. This photo was taken in the Masai Mara triangle late last year. They are absolutely beautiful and on a verge of extinction due to illegal trade. The more we also draw attention to the birds in the wild we can raise awareness to protect them for future generations to physically appreciate.  The bird stood briefly to look around, before continuing to feed on the seeds around it when I captured this photo. It was walking with its life long paired mate.<br />
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BIO: I have had the absolute honor and privilege to grow up in Africa and have Masai mara as my back yard. I never knew i loved photography until i held a camera for a friend one day, and i remember seeing zebras playing ahead, and I looked through to photograph them, and my passion surged. I saw photos in my mind everywhere I looked, after that. I spent many holidays in the Mara, as my father worked for the lodges, and I always had a connection and longing to be in the wild. to come back as often as possible. Then put a camera in my hand, and the glove fit perfectly. My passion is to show photography as a voice for the animals that can not physically speak. But we connect with them while spending so much time in the wild. That i hope these photos inspire people to travel and connect with the wild within themselves.<br />
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WEBSITE: shazmeenbank.smugmug.com/<br />
INSTAGRAM: @spoken_wildlife