I never used to be a morning person. But the most magical lights and moments often happen in the moments before the sun spills over the horizon. Last week I was in Solio Kenya, one of my favorite places to photograph, and in the pre-dawn light I saw these Crowned Cranes resting in a tree. I positioned myself so that the tree and the cranes were set against the backdrop of Mount Kenya and waited as the light trickled in. Minutes before the sun appeared from behind the mountain, the cranes began to fly down from the tree, and I captured this shot of three watching one in flight. If you look carefully you will notice that the outlines of the birds are mirrored in the outline of the mountain above – I wish I could say I planned it this way, but it’s not something I noticed until after I clicked the shutter.