Reader caption: My husband Bill and I were snowmachining in the White Mountains, going for a picnic. We came across a flock of ptarmigan. These two were posing nicely for the camera. —Christine Estes, North Pole
Crazy migration Part of a huge flock of sandhill cranes take to the air after being scared by a bald eagle in Delta Junction on Saturday night off Barley Way. Photographer Jim DeWitt estimated there were 3,000 cranes in the flock.