Ravens Photos – Birding in Yosemite

Nevermore! Yes, this is my ode to the most brilliant of mischievous birds. While you might think they’re actually crows, you’d be incorrect. This species is larger (and perhaps more intelligent?). Here are some ravens photos from around Yosemite.

Ravens photos - Closeup bokeh
Large beak on this variety

One big distinction I’ve noticed between California crows and ravens is the large, prominent beak that ravens have. It just seems to beefier. These large, black birds can be found basically anywhere humans congregate (and certainly eat) in the park.

Ravens photos - portrait on fence at Glacier Point

This beautiful bird was photographed on a fence high up at the Glacier Point parking lot. Of course, as always, I put my Canon G3X superzoom to good use to capture these detailed headshots and soft, blurred backgrounds.

Raven Superzoom - Yosemite Birding
Extreme closeup

Below I spotted another raven perched on a stop sign in winter. I can still hear him calling out loudly when I look at this photos. This was snapped at famous “Tunnel View” during a just after a December snowstorm.

Ravens Photos at Tunnel View

Black bird on Stop Sign at Tunnel View in Snow
Large Black Bird Resting on Red Stop Sign in Snowy Forest

They say that ravens are the most intelligent of bird species, and that they can even be trained to do tasks. Apparently they can even learn to speak better than parrots! I always wondered why, if that’s the case, I don’t see people keep them as pets…and teach them to do so.

Anyhow, say hi to the ravens during your visit to to Yosemite, though try not to feed them or leave trash out. This is probably the most commonly seen animal throughout the whole park, so don’t worry. You’ll see one.

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Photographer Nathan Allen

I’m Nathan Allen, photographer / creator of YosemiteParkPhotos.com (Yosemite Photos) and international travel site I Dreamed Of This. In truth, I lived in San Francisco, New York, & Singapore…but nothing compares to life in the mountains. I share my experiences HERE.