Lunchtime Photo

This is a pair of ravens against a background of classic Arizona red rock country. It was taken a few miles away from the south entrance to the Grand Canyon.

I’d personally say that color is important to this shot since this is, in fact, red rock country. However, I also have a black-and-white version at the bottom. You can decide for yourself which you like better.

January 28, 2020 — Coconino County, Arizona

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