Every now and again, I'll see something that I could see on any given day, and pass without a thought. But, sometimes, when the heart & mind are a little more receptive, even a common scene becomes uncommingly interesting.
On a hot day in Mesa Verde NP, I was 'photo'd out' from taking too many pictures. While waiting for my wife and son to emerge from a kiva, I heard two ravens 'cawing' at each other. I watched them for a moment and was struck by the stark contrast of the black birds against an azure sky. I snapped a couple of shots while they continued their conversation. From the image, it's not hard to appreciate that native american culture's share a collective reverence for the raven. It creates an ancient and iconic symbol of the great southwest and has become one of my favorite moments from a memorable vacation.