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2025 Sandhill Crane Three, Four, and Five day  Photography Tours


Location: Grand Island, Nebraska


Experience level: Intermediate - Advanced



4 Day Tour: March 12th-15th  Price: $1300 Maximum 3 participants   Full

5 Day Tour: March 16th-20th. Price: $1625 Maximum 3 participants   Full 

3 Day Tour: March 21st-23rd. Price:  $975   Maximum 3 participants   Full

Tours start in the evenings and end in the mornings.

4 Day Tour is 3 evenings and 3 mornings in the blinds

5 Day Tour is 4 evenings and 4 mornings in the blinds

3 Day Tour is 2 evenings and 2 mornings in the blinds


Guide : Rick Rasmussen

Rick has been capturing images of nature and wildlife for over 45 years. He is best know for his captivating images of Sandhill Cranes along the Platte River in South Central Nebraska. 


Rick has 4 blinds on private property built specifically for photographing Sandhill Cranes. Each blind holds 4 photographers comfortably with slots for your tripod so you can have your lens out the window.


What You'll Need

  • Long telephoto lens in the 400-800mm range 

  • Digital camera

  • Tripod  

  • Layered clothing with wind and water protection, warm boots, gloves, and warm head-wear. no bright colors camouflage preferred but not necessary





  • These tours will provide opportunities to photograph sandhill cranes as they come back to the river to roost in the evening, and when they leave the river  in the mornings. In the mornings we will be up early and get to the blind and be settled in an hour before sunrise and will not leave until the birds have left the river. In the evenings, we will arrive at our location about two hours before sunset and will not leave until dark. 


Food and Lodging not included        


Deposits: Initial $500 deposit required.   


Cancellations and Refunds: 

90 + days before the start of the workshop: 100% of the deposit refunded.

89-46 days before the start of the workshop: 50% of the deposit is refunded.

45 or fewer days before the start of the workshop: No Refunds


 For more information or to sign up for the tours contact:                                                           


Rick Rasmussen    


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