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.









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.


    July 4, 2016 at 6:04 am

  2. Wonderful series.


    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!


    July 4, 2016 at 9:52 am

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


    July 4, 2016 at 10:23 am

  6. Awesome series of shots …


    July 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

  7. The Smiling Pilgrim

    Crows and ravens really are interesting 🙂


    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.


    July 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm

  9. Great capture of some tender moments.


    July 4, 2016 at 3:22 pm

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


    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!


    July 4, 2016 at 6:31 pm

  12. Beautiful shots Victor.


    July 4, 2016 at 7:31 pm

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


    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.


    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.

        Liked by 1 person

        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.


    July 5, 2016 at 10:35 pm

  16. Wonderfully intimate pictures!


    July 8, 2016 at 1:01 pm

  17. Excellent, will done.


    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.


    July 25, 2016 at 7:28 am

  19. Excellent work, my friend. Thanks for sharing


    July 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

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


    July 28, 2016 at 6:27 pm

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