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Photo gallery: Gene Stukel wildlife photographs

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A crane is slihouetted in the golden light of an early morning in southeastern Minnesota.
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The beauty of an owl in flight.
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An opportunity to photograph eagles led Gene and Helen Stukel to northern Washington State, where this eagle was perched.
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A phone call from a conservation officer led Gene Stukel to Belle Fourche, South Dakota, where he watched these sage grouse on their courtship grounds.
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A bull elk bugles in the Colorado forest.
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A snowy owl takes flight in a wildlife area in Minnesota.
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A prairie chicken displays on its booming grounds in northwestern Minnesota.
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The photographer managed to get within close range of this bull moose, who at one time feigned a move towards the photographer. Photo was taken in State Forest State Park of Colorado.
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Two fox kits eye the photographer. A farmer in the Dawson area spotted them and contacted Gene Stukel.
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A sandhill crane appears to be showing off in this image captured in a wetland near Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
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A blue heron looks for its next meal at the edge of the ice.
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With the seeming grace of a dancer, an egret readies to land in the water.
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A sage grouse displays on its courtship grounds near Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
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Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoors reporter for the West Central Tribune.
He has been a reporter with the West Central Tribune since 1993.

Cherveny can be reached via email at tcherveny@wctrib.com or by phone at 320-214-4335.
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