"Dancing" Red-crowned Cranes in #Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan: Red-crowned Crane is classified as ENDANGERED SPECIES, with small numbers of birds. Thanks to the feeding stations on Hokkaido, populations have increased. But the degradation of the habitat with drainage of wetlands for agriculture and industry is the most important threat for this species.
She was a woman of few words, a woman who wore silence like a velvet gown. How loudly her quiet soul reverberated in a room full of noise. How powerfully her stillness rippled. The world grew larger, clearer, deeper while she looked on in silence.