raven photograph of corvid raven flying in winter
Enter Terra Firma

At the top of their food chain, Ravens are one of the most successful animals on the planet. They live on every continent except Antarctica and South America, with a range extending from the Arctic cold, to the Desert Heat of North Africa.

In the winter I watch the weather like a hawk.  A reference I’d never use around a Raven.  Ravens are smart, with respectable memories, and would certainly hold a grudge.  Never refer to them as Crows either.  It’s an insult that won’t go over well.   

When I’m out  photographing Ravens I lose track of everything but the moment.  During and after heavy snowfall is my go-to time. The contrast of the black birds in a white environment is stunning.  Without snow, a dense forest background makes it hard to tell the bird from the trees.