The Solitude of Ravens by Masahisa Fukase

The Solitude of Ravens was Masahisa Fukase's last work before he plunged into a coma. This is a monumental and pivotal work in the history of fine art photography. Words can never suffice for these emotional photographs.  Fukase is considered to be both a legend and an enigma in his native Japan and for a culture that is traditionally reluctant to expose emotion in public, the expressionistic...

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A Crow City – Deep Thoughts of a Bird Brain

A Crow City recently hopped up and lightly pecked us on the shoulder, blinked cutely, and began to twitter.  I instantly fell in love with its darkly funny narratives and snapshots of what I can only discern is the author.  After all, if crows can use tools, what is to stop them from figuring out photoshop? Below are some of our favorites! You can get your daily dose...

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15 Silliest Crow, Magpie, & Jackdaw Photos

Throughout history, literature, and art, there is a frequent romanticism of Crows and Ravens that leaves little room for humor. There is certainly nothing funny about Rooks (just look at that mug!) and Ravens prefer to heckle than be heckled, but that doesn't count out the Corvid Clowns - Crows and Jackdaws, from providing us with several silly moments: A raven gives a hawk a hard time...

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The Raven Diaries

Rick and Diana Boufford are a grassroots on fire for live couple who dedicate large amounts of their time to documenting Ravens  in Utah, Catalina, and more. Their love for all things living is portrayed through the relationships and lives of ravens and all the different kinds of animals we share territory with.  They are currently...

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Crow Rides Vulture

Previously we posted a similar photo of a Grackle attacking a vulture but contrary to common crow practice of battling it out with their larger Bird of Prey adversaries, this crow  appears to be capitalizing on a great opportunity - free tickets aboard the vulture express! This amazing moment was captured by Spanish photographer José Luis García Larred...

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Crows Learning to Fly

I've been following a pair of Hooded Crows living on my roof for awhile now, and on a rainy morning recently I heard them launch southward with 6 or 7 voices following them. As the rain let down a bit and the sun peeked through the clouds, I followed their distant cawing. As I approached down a side street, they came to greet me. They circled...

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Obscured by Light – Remains of Winter

"The Remains of Winter" by Polish photographer Obscured By Light documents local corvids killed by the cold weather, hunger or thirst, during one of the most bitter winters in the last twenty years. The birds were everywhere, and among the chilling landscape of frozen playgrounds. This post explores the shadows of our winter past, so that we may shed them in favor of the spring...

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GothicCrow – Etsy Spotlight

"I always had photography in my life. My dad was a professional photographer and we grew up with a dark room in the basement and a studio in our living room. It just feels natural to be working with photographs. I use both film and digital cameras and my computer acts as my dark room. I have sold my pictures at art fairs, stores and on...

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