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Cranes flock by a tranquil lake

Gray cranes gather in Israel's Hula Valley.

June 25, 2015 | Latest Photo Prev Next
cranescranesPhoto: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP/Getty Images
June 25, 2015 | Latest Photo

As summer comes, over half a billion birds pass through the Jordan Valley to African and back to Europe. The cranes featured in this photo decided to take advantage of the water source in Israel's Hula Valley instead of migrating back to Africa. They're fed by local farmers, who would rather have them eat the corn they provide than try and satisfy their appetites in nearby agricultural fields.

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