Ronan Donovan. Listen to the Raven.
I often wonder what it would be like to truly hear the language of the natural world. It's an endless joy for me to listen and to try to understand what the raven might be saying.
A raven speaks on a frigid winter morning in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.
“A teacher comes, they say, when you are ready. And if you ignore its presence, it will speak to you more loudly. But you have to be quiet to hear.”
― Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass
In 2011, Ronan Donovan was researching chimpanzees in Uganda’s Kibale National Park for Harvard professor Richard Wrangham when he made the images that helped him establish a career as a conservation photographer. Donovan taught himself the technical aspects of photography and filmmaking while working for eight years on a series of wildlife biology projects. In 2013, he decided to pursue photography and filmmaking full time because he thought he could have “more of an impact through visual storytelling” than he could as a biologist.
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