The Intimate Touch wall print

Behaviour: Birds, Winner 2021


It was midwinter, the start of the ravens’ breeding season. Shane lay on the frozen ground using the muted light to capture the detail of the ravens’ iridescent plumage against the contrasting snow to reveal this intimate moment when their thick black bills came together.


Ravens probably mate for life. This couple exchanged gifts – moss, twigs and small stones – and preened and serenaded each other with soft warbling sounds to strengthen their relationship or ‘pair bond’.

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THE INTIMATE TOUCH © Shane Kalyn 2021. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is owned by the Natural History Museum, London.

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