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Nick Upton photographed the Great Crane Project for 2020VISION, involving the reintroduction of 40 cranes to the Somerset Levels, during 2010 and 2011. Eggs were collected in Germany, hatched and reared (by surrogate human parents dressed as cranes) at Slimbridge by the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust and then released in the Somerset Levels. The free flying birds have survived severe winter weather and now roam freely through the grazing marshes and arable fields of the Somerset Levels, where it is hoped they will soon create a viable breeding population.


Mixed flock of 4 month old and 16 month old Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus), released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, standing alert or foraging near adult crane de... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Mixed flock of 4 month old and 16 month old Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus), released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, standing alert or foraging near adult crane de...
Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) small flock of juveniles taking flight over the frozen, snow covered pastureland on a foggy winter morning. These  Cranes were released by the Great Crane Project... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) small flock of juveniles taking flight over the frozen, snow covered pastureland on a foggy winter morning. These Cranes were released by the Great Crane Project...
'Minnie', 'Squidgy' and 'Vince', three of the flock of Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) a year after release by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, with adult plumage devel... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / 'Minnie', 'Squidgy' and 'Vince', three of the flock of Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) a year after release by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, with adult plumage devel...
Flock of eleven juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project, with adult plumage developing at ten months, approaching in flight, Somerset Levels and Moors, UK, Ma... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Flock of eleven juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project, with adult plumage developing at ten months, approaching in flight, Somerset Levels and Moors, UK, Ma...
Three week old captive reared Common crane chick (Grus grus), WWT, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK.  2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Nick Upton
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Nick Upton / Three week old captive reared Common crane chick (Grus grus), WWT, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks, learning to feed on grain scattered around adult crane cut out decoy in feeding posture. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks, learning to feed on grain scattered around adult crane cut out decoy in feeding posture. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge...
Nigel Jarrett, Aviculture manager, inspects developing Common / Eurasian crane eggs (Grus grus) in an egg-turning incubator, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, May 2009. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Nigel Jarrett, Aviculture manager, inspects developing Common / Eurasian crane eggs (Grus grus) in an egg-turning incubator, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, May 2009. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Common / Eurasian crane egg (Grus grus) hatching, aptive, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian crane egg (Grus grus) hatching, aptive, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK
Common / Eurasian crane chick (Grus grus) ten hours after emerging from egg, captive, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian crane chick (Grus grus) ten hours after emerging from egg, captive, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Eurasian / Common crane chick (Grus grus) three days, under heat lamp attracted to food offered by ^crane head feeder^ captive, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION B... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Eurasian / Common crane chick (Grus grus) three days, under heat lamp attracted to food offered by ^crane head feeder^ captive, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION B...
Eurasian / Common crane chick (Grus grus) three day, under heat lamp, with ^crane head feeder^ nearby, captive, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Eurasian / Common crane chick (Grus grus) three day, under heat lamp, with ^crane head feeder^ nearby, captive, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK
Common crane chick (Grus grus) reacting to surrogate parent in white costume, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common crane chick (Grus grus) reacting to surrogate parent in white costume, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK.
Captive reared Common crane chick (Grus grus), learning to feed on water surface by following fake adult crane head, WWT, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK.  2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Captive reared Common crane chick (Grus grus), learning to feed on water surface by following fake adult crane head, WWT, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK. 2020VISION Exhibition. 2020VISION Book Plate...
Ten week old captive reared Common crane chick (Grus grus) standing on one leg, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Ten week old captive reared Common crane chick (Grus grus) standing on one leg, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK.
Portrait of a Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks, with downy head. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, July 2011. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Portrait of a Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks, with downy head. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, July 2011.
Close up portrait of a Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, July 2011. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Close up portrait of a Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, July 2011.
Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chicks, ten weeks, being taught to look for food on the ground by surrogate crane parent wearing grey smock and holding model adult head, with adult decoy in feedin... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chicks, ten weeks, being taught to look for food on the ground by surrogate crane parent wearing grey smock and holding model adult head, with adult decoy in feedin...
Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) ^Albert^, a brown-headed 4 month old reared by the Great Crane Project, challenging 16 month old female 'Sedge', near a surrogate parent manakin within their initia... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) ^Albert^, a brown-headed 4 month old reared by the Great Crane Project, challenging 16 month old female 'Sedge', near a surrogate parent manakin within their initia...
Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chicks, ten weeks, being taught to look out for aerial threats by surrogate crane parents wearing grey smocks and holding model adult heads. Captives reared by the... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chicks, ten weeks, being taught to look out for aerial threats by surrogate crane parents wearing grey smocks and holding model adult heads. Captives reared by the...
Four month old, brown-headed male Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project, challenging 16 month old female 'Tamsin', near a grain feeder and a dummy surrogate parent ma... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Four month old, brown-headed male Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project, challenging 16 month old female 'Tamsin', near a grain feeder and a dummy surrogate parent ma...
Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks, learning to fly in outdoor enclosure. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, July 2011. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks, learning to fly in outdoor enclosure. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, July 2011.
Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks, on its maiden flight in outdoor enclosure. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, July 2011. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian Crane (Grus grus) chick, ten weeks, on its maiden flight in outdoor enclosure. Captive reared by the Great Crane Project, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, UK, July 2011.
Juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) 'Pepper' released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, stretching a wing while standing in a grassy meadow with Autumn Hawkbit (L... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) 'Pepper' released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, stretching a wing while standing in a grassy meadow with Autumn Hawkbit (L...
Juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) recently released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, taking off from a meadow, Somerset, UK, Autumn 2011. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) recently released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, taking off from a meadow, Somerset, UK, Autumn 2011.
Recently fledged juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, standing by adult crane cutout decoys, Somerset, UK, Autumn 2011. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Recently fledged juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, standing by adult crane cutout decoys, Somerset, UK, Autumn 2011.
Juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) ^Pepper^ recently released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, standing alert in a grassy meadow with Autumnal hawkbit (Leontodo... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) ^Pepper^ recently released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, standing alert in a grassy meadow with Autumnal hawkbit (Leontodo...
'Squidgy' an 18 month female Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus), dancing in Barley stubble as male crane ^Mennis^ looks on and ^Twinkle^ forages in the background, within the flock of birds released... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / 'Squidgy' an 18 month female Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus), dancing in Barley stubble as male crane ^Mennis^ looks on and ^Twinkle^ forages in the background, within the flock of birds released...
Mixed age flock of 18 month and six month Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus), released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, taking off from Barley stubble field, with elect... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Mixed age flock of 18 month and six month Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus), released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, taking off from Barley stubble field, with elect...
Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) three 18 month juveniles, 'Bart', 'Christine' and 'Gilbert', released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, calling in Barley stubble fiel... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) three 18 month juveniles, 'Bart', 'Christine' and 'Gilbert', released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, calling in Barley stubble fiel...
Flock of juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) recently released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, fly over grazing cattle. Somerset, UK, October 2010. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Flock of juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) recently released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, fly over grazing cattle. Somerset, UK, October 2010.
Six juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus), reared by the Great Crane Project, flying out from their initial release enclosure to forage on the Somerset Levels and Moors, with cattle and houses... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Six juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus), reared by the Great Crane Project, flying out from their initial release enclosure to forage on the Somerset Levels and Moors, with cattle and houses...
Four juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project, identifiable by colour ring combinations as Clarence, Reg, Twinkle and Monty, with adult plumage developing at t... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Four juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project, identifiable by colour ring combinations as Clarence, Reg, Twinkle and Monty, with adult plumage developing at t...
Flock of twenty-four Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus), some aged 16 months, some 4 months, released by the Great Crane Project in 2010 and 2011, in flight over the Somerset Levels and Moors, Somer... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Flock of twenty-four Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus), some aged 16 months, some 4 months, released by the Great Crane Project in 2010 and 2011, in flight over the Somerset Levels and Moors, Somer...
Four Juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) recently released by the Great Crane Project, in flight over the Somerset Levels and Moors, Somerset, UK, Autumn 2011. - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Four Juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) recently released by the Great Crane Project, in flight over the Somerset Levels and Moors, Somerset, UK, Autumn 2011.
RSPB volunteer Peter Broxholme radiotracking Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors. Somerset, UK, October 2010. 2020VISION Book Pl... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / RSPB volunteer Peter Broxholme radiotracking Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors. Somerset, UK, October 2010. 2020VISION Book Pl...
RSPB volunteers Jane Munstermann and Derek Stevenson observing and radio-tracking Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and moors, on a fogg... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / RSPB volunteers Jane Munstermann and Derek Stevenson observing and radio-tracking Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and moors, on a fogg...
Flock of Juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, flying over frozen  pastureland, with grazing Roe deer (Capreolus capreol... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Flock of Juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, flying over frozen pastureland, with grazing Roe deer (Capreolus capreol...
Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) the first birds in a flock of juveniles released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, starting to take off from a grassy bank on frozen,... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) the first birds in a flock of juveniles released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, starting to take off from a grassy bank on frozen,...
Flock of juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, foraging for grain scattered for them on frozen pastureland, Somerset, UK... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Flock of juvenile Common / Eurasian cranes (Grus grus) released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, foraging for grain scattered for them on frozen pastureland, Somerset, UK...
Juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) flapping its wings, among other birds in flock released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, on frozen pastureland, Somerset, UK,... - Nick Upton / 2020VISION
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Nick Upton / 2020VISION / Juvenile Common / Eurasian crane (Grus grus) flapping its wings, among other birds in flock released by the Great Crane Project onto the Somerset Levels and Moors, on frozen pastureland, Somerset, UK,...