Animals Wildlife Photo: Common Raven Shimmers in the Sun By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Rick Derevan / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Our photo of the day comes from Yellowstone National Park. There is nothing common about the Common Raven, as can be seen here in an image taken by photographer Rick Derevan. Aside from their beauty, ravens are remarkably smart and have served as muse to many. Most famously perhaps, a raven stars in Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" ... even if the bird was initially imagined as a parrot! "...Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, 'Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, 'art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore— Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!' Quoth the Raven 'Nevermore'..." Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with "photo of the day" in the subject line.