I drove up to Paradise in early January to take some photographs. As I was parking my car, I spotted this raven perched on a snag acrossthe parking lot, and the stark, near-black and white colors and simple composition caught my eye. I snapped a series of photos, as the raven turned this way and that and ruffled its feathers; this one is my favorite, with the bird looking back over its shoulder into the vast open space of the sky, perched above the wilderness of Mount Rainier National Park.
This image is featured on my photo blog, thelightisall.blogspot.com. Flickr Challenge: Lone tree (October 25, 2014): Second place. (IMG_9057_1)