Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Sunset

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I hiked Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park‘s La Chua Trail with family and friends last night, and it was spectacular! Not only was the sunset breathtaking, but it was highlighted by groups of Sandhill Cranes and flocks of Ibis, flying onto the Prairie to roost for the evening. Included in this blog post are a few of the images I captured.

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In addition to the sunset, and there were 39 Bison grazing near the observation tower. I have seen Bison on the Prairie before, but maybe only a dozen at a time. It was truly a special evening. I have not reviewed and processed the Bison images yet, but below is an iPhone video that I took as I was leaving the observation tower. If you have your sounds turned on, you can hear the Sandhill Cranes.

In conclusion, below is another iPhone video of the sunset on La Chua Trail. If you have never been to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, you need to go. You will not be disappointed.

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5 Responses to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park Sunset

  1. Venezia Maryann says:

    Thank you for sharing….the sunset is beautiful….We have a lot of beautiful parks very close to us that would be lovely to photograph…..hope you both can come and visit us….. MARYANN

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  2. Tristine says:

    Thank you! Another stunning set of shots. I just love the cranes in the sky. I can never get enough. I havent been able to make it out there yet but I look forward to when I can. 😀

  3. joe says:

    Great pictures and video of the buffaloes. Did you see any ‘gators too?

  4. Anne Nardone says:

    Gorgeous photos and love the videos!

  5. Ken says:

    Wonderful photos and video – looking forward to 2017.

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