People underestimate how beautiful corvids are. In my field experiments, I’m so often wrapped up in taking the data with as much efficiency and focus as possible, that it makes it hard to step back and really take a bird in. So it’s in the quiet moments outside of my fieldwork that I make time to really see these animals. To do nothing more than watch as the sun brings out those rich colors hiding among the black pigments and marvel at how spectacular they really are. On some of these occasions I make an effort to bring my Nikon with me. Here are some of my favorite photos from those outings which I hope you delight in as much as I do.