Ravens | Stratford, WA | 2010

The crackle of my lunch bag, the glint off foil wrapping, the scent of meat and cheese — something about my sandwich lured this crafty pair of scavengers to my picnic spot in the middle of nowhere. They were surprisingly good conversationalists: squawking, clicking and cooing with my every bite. In the end, they stood with beaks full of tossed-away crust and ranted: “This is it? No ham?”