Ravens Have More than Character (Nine Photographs)

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These photos seem to prove that Ravens have emotions. I was told that the Raven on the left was injured, but there was no obvious sign of that. The Ravens, and I can find no other word for it, nuzzled each other and called out to each other. Finally the bird on the right flew off and the other bird moved to a lower branch. I was shooting these with a new camera and new lens so some settings were not perfect as I tried to adjust for different light. The shots were taken in a forest and the light was filtered and changing. I considered doing the entire series in black and white but I was pleased with some of the color shots so I kept them.

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44 responses

  1. Fantastic shots capturing the emotions of these ravens, among the most intelligent birds. I like the color ones as they tend to give a bit more reality to your photos.

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    July 4, 2016 at 6:04 am

  2. Wonderful series.

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    July 4, 2016 at 6:18 am

  3. Awesome shots of the interactions between these two beautiful birds. It’s a good reminder that these creatures that we photograph are individuals and not simply members of a particular species.

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    July 4, 2016 at 9:13 am

  4. Wonderful. I once experienced something very similar with a couple elephants in the zoo. The tenderness was so obvious. It’s great that you were there to observe their behavior. Sometimes we get much more than photographs!

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    July 4, 2016 at 9:52 am

  5. I can see how intelligent they are. Corvids are amazing birds.

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    July 4, 2016 at 10:23 am

  6. Awesome series of shots …

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    July 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

  7. Crows and ravens really are interesting 🙂

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    July 4, 2016 at 1:10 pm

  8. What a great set of photos Victor! I love the colour and the black and white also. They all work really well. It’s great when you can capture animal behaviour like this.

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    July 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  9. Great capture of some tender moments.

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    July 4, 2016 at 3:22 pm

  10. A really nice series, Victor. I find ravens so fascinating, I hear they are very smart.

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    July 4, 2016 at 5:31 pm

  11. Fantastic photos, Victor! I have never seen a raven, so I didn’t realize how beautiful they are!

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    July 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  12. Beautiful shots Victor.

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    July 4, 2016 at 7:31 pm

  13. What a wonderful series, Victor! And I think it proves the hypothesis that they have emotions 🙂

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    July 5, 2016 at 5:50 pm

  14. I think I prefer the color ones here as there is much more “life” to them. Great raven shots. I love the croaking sounds they make.

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    July 5, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    • Thanks. It was the last black and white that convinced me to do a few in monochrome.

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      July 5, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      • Ahh yes that one is a great composition. I see a high image here….it could look amazing.

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        July 5, 2016 at 6:47 pm

  15. These are really beautiful–the colored ones are very striking. Feels like you caught an intimate moment between friends.

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    July 5, 2016 at 10:35 pm

  16. Wonderfully intimate pictures!

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    July 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

  17. Excellent, will done.

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    July 23, 2016 at 1:45 pm

  18. Great shots and wonderful birds. Check out Bernd Heinrich’s ‘Mind of the Raven’, if you can get hold of a copy.

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    July 25, 2016 at 7:28 am

  19. Excellent work, my friend. Thanks for sharing

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    July 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

  20. These are among the best of your photos! You’ve captured the essence of the birds.

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    July 28, 2016 at 6:27 pm

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