An acrylic painting on canvas by Saltspring Island artist Robert Bateman
These majestic black birds, with gorgeous iridescent feathers, are a common sight here on the West Coast. Regarded by many cultures as a spiritually powerful character, the raven is truly a remarkable creature.
Ravens are considered the smartest of all the birds, and display some of the most amazing aerial acrobatics in the bird kingdom. Their vocalizations are complex and mesmerizing, and exceeded only by human speech.
They are the jet black beauties of our sky...