Island Raven


IslandRavenI found this Common Raven near the visitor center of Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky area. He was a noisy and seemingly fearless creature perched on the beams of this well trafficked spot.

To many European cultures, the raven is a harbinger of death or somehow related to the darker side of the spiritual world. In Native American cultures, the raven was seen as a mischievous creature. According to, current studies show that these creatures are intelligent and social, on the level of dolphins and  chimpanzees.

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  1. larryzb says:

    When we were at this park in May (2016), there was a raven that walked along the paved parking area of one of the overlooks. He seemed not overly concerned with cars coming and going.

    1. Jake says:

      Thanks for the comment. They are neat creatures and I love Canyonlands!

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