A raven’s portrait

Stopping at a viewpoint along the Icefields Parkway on Sunday to photograph a pair of friendly ravens during the second day of John Marriott’s Jasper Fall Wildlife Workshop.  This raven lived up to advance billing and was a pleasure to photograph.  This portrait was one of my favourite images from a wonderful wintry day that saw us photographing mountain goats, bighorn sheep rams and bull elks in Jasper National Park.

6 responses

  1. elmediat

    Beautiful composition. It reminds me of First Nations artwork. You conveyed the spirit of the subject with great effectiveness.

    November 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm

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  3. I have always looked at the raven with disdain and just ignored taking photos. However, this image surprised me. Nicely done.

    October 30, 2012 at 11:00 am

    • Hi Lyle,

      Thanks for commenting. Ravens are one of my favourite animals, I’m glad to hear you may give them a second look now. There is much beauty to be found when photographing these birds.



      November 2, 2012 at 1:34 am

  4. great shot. I had fun with the raven at the Athabasca Falls junction. Great model.

    October 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

  5. Sid Dunnebacke


    October 30, 2012 at 7:33 am

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