In Nigge's forthcoming work, Whooping Cranes, he captures the beauty and essential mystery that have led humans the world over to include cranes in their earliest myths and legends.
A recent article in National Geographic featured Nigge's photographs of the whooping crane. The article can be seen here.
Kathy Moran, senior editor of natural history for National Geographic, said "Klaus Nigge's photography captures the rarely seen behavior and astounding grace of whooping cranes. More importantly, it gives voice to the cranes' continuing struggle for survival."
For more on Klaus Nigge's book, click here. His photographs can be seen on his website, www.nigge.com and in the National Geographic Image Collection.