It was a breezy afternoon where the Lake Hotel overlooks the massive Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone National Park is preparing to close for the season and the hordes of tourists have mostly disappeared from the roads here. With fewer tourists, the Common Ravens try their best to coax anyone who stops to offer a handout. Of course the Ravens can’t read and despite signs and policies prohibiting the feeding of wildlife in the park, it is clear that many tourists can’t read either. When we stopped at Yellowstone Lake to photograph a brooding sky over the lake, this Raven stayed close, hoping for a morsel or two. This allowed me to approach for this shot. The cloudy skies caused its feathers, which normally appear inky black, to shimmer and iridesce. The Raven soon realized nothing was coming its way so it flew back to a sheltered spot near the Lake Hotel. As it flew off, I thought I heard the word “nevermore” floating black to me on the breeze.