Photo and caption by Courtney Podvin
As a portrait photographer, when I entered Yellowstone National Park I was instantly drawn to the caricature-like ravens that I kept seeing. On one hand, they felt like the guardians of the sulfur pits, accustomed to the foul smells bubbling up everywhere. On the other, their nonchalant attitude was similar to that of a pompous oil tycoon, one who had struck it rich on an endless supply of greasy foods. As the sun set, I was finally able to corner one who was either too lazy or self-absorbed to fly away.
Location: Yellowstone National Park