This is a Common Raven (also known as the Northern Raven) perched upon the moss covered trunk of a tree in the Muir Woods National Monument in the San Francisco Bay Area in Califor
“Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly..” -Edgar Allan Poe
This is a crow that was making quite a racket on my balcony. I was able to capture this image from my front door.
Crows get a bad rap. Despite being considered undesirable creatures, crows are among the most intelligent animals on the planet with an encephalization quotient approaching that of some apes. The cognitive region of the brains of Jackdaw and European Magpie have been found to be roughly the same relative size as the chimpanzee and human. Recent research has found that crows are capable of not only tool use but tool creation.
This is a shot of the historic Woolworth Building in Lower Manhattan, New York, NY. This is one of the oldest skyscrapers in the United States and was completed in 1913. It was the world’s tallest building from 1913 to 1930. It is still one of the top fifty tallest buildings in the U.S.