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If you know me, you'll know I'm a big fan of ravens. This raven (Corvus corax) encounter was in a trailhead car park in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Ravens photographed scavenging, like this one was, are often regarded a vermin, or "just a crow". However, ravens are intelligent and complex birds, showing problem solving abilities and a desire for entertainment. Ravens, the larges, and most widely found corvids form strong bonds in pairs and groups of pairs, working alongside wolves and other predators to get access to food such as carrion. They are strongly represented in native and ancient folklore around the world, appearing as messengers, creators, or gods of war. 2014 Copyright Dave Walsh.