Each time I pass by the African Crowned Cranes I have to stop and say hello. Nobody else actually talks to the animals as I do. The kids scream and talk loudly amongst themselves but I talk directly to the animals. They listen intently and look squarely at me. I have their undivided attention.
In the photos above the closeup reminds me of someone going to church wearing their Sunday bonnet. The crane in question looks so proud as he/she poses for the picture.