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on Jan 29, 2019 in Wildlife Photography


Common Raven
captured by Z6 / 180-400VR

I have a thing for Ravens. In part, because Sharon has a “pet” Raven, Edgar, that I’ve written about many times in the past (and why I call all Ravens, Edgar). The other part is because they are so darn intelligent and do a marvelous job of making us humans look silly. This particular one was at Norris parking lot just waiting for the next stupid human. They are so smart, they watch the snowcoaches and snow machines for an open window or zipper (some can open zippers) and they can easily snatch a meal. Coming back from the Geyser Basin and not knowing Steamboat is about to erupt, I saw Edgar on-duty watch. I went into our coach (with its windows closed) and grabbed the Z6 / 180-400VR and literally walked right up to him and shot. The key was moving so I had as little sky coming through the trees and at the same time have darkness to show the falling snow. Edgar the entire time just kept looking out, totally ignoring me. Such a smart bird, just chillin!

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