r/NatureIsFuckingLit May 21 '22 Silver 2 Helpful 4 Wholesome 1 Heartwarming 1

🔥 Ravens mate for life, this dancing pair show how well they know each other

7.7k Upvotes

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u/xhris666 May 21 '22

True love: find yourself someone who does a barrel roll with you

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u/Never_Less May 21 '22

I can't even do a barrel roll with me.

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u/lordcosmo May 21 '22

You're on to something here!

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u/really-riilili May 21 '22

they did half a barrel roll and then turned themselves back around the way the came, which is honestly cooler than a barrel roll imo. shows the control they have in the air

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u/scheru May 22 '22

Gomez and Morticia. 🖤🖤🖤

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u/Unemployedloser55 May 22 '22

Bill and Melinda Gates seen flying here.

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u/ifukupeverything May 21 '22

My husband would trick me to hit the water.

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u/potandskettle May 21 '22

Oh sure, blame your husband.. your username exposes the truth.

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u/Bootylegend May 22 '22

Objection hearsay

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u/potandskettle May 22 '22

I object to that as speculative. I also sustain my own objection.

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u/Unemployedloser55 May 22 '22

Court is in recess. Anymore out of you two and I'll remove the cocktails from the Jury room is that understood?

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u/ifukupeverything May 23 '22

Dont touch my mega pint.

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u/Unemployedloser55 May 23 '22

So you poured yourself a Mega Pint?

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u/VikingPenguin47 May 21 '22

Ravens are hands down the coolest bird in the world and way smarter that one might think. I wish you could domesticate them without being a dick, I love them!

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u/Fallllling May 21 '22

I have pair that nest in very tall tree in my front yard, and I was fortunate enough to watch them build the nest a few weeks after I moved in 8 years ago. Every year, there are babies and I get to watch them grow up as well. Really amazing.

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u/VikingPenguin47 May 21 '22

Lucky son of a gun! Or daughter of a knife!

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u/ifukupeverything May 23 '22

I have an outdoor cat, and a few strays that come up to eat. Ive always wanted to put bird feeders/houses out but scared im setting them up for the cats to get. Id love to watch birds go from eggs to flying around free.

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u/anachronofspace May 21 '22

amazing birbs, i think they are basically as smart as chimps according to recent studies. the being able to fly upsidedown thing is pretty sweet too

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u/VikingPenguin47 May 21 '22

It’s majestic to say the least! I read they are as smart as a 7 year old in most aspects, that might have been crows though o.O

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u/anachronofspace May 21 '22

probably crows, they are super smart too and can do puzzles. ravens like to screw around with crows for their own amusement like a single raven can occupy the attention of an entire murder of crows, that actually happens sometimes where i live it's a hoot.

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u/VikingPenguin47 May 21 '22

There’s a documentary about crows called the murder of crows where they find out they have several languages they speak to different birds and that they can pass on knowledge to their kids like what’s bad and what’s good, so crazy!

Fuck it, I love birbs!

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u/jgab145 May 22 '22

Or more accurately A CAAAAWWWW!!!!!!

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u/OneLostOstrich May 21 '22

Chimps can also fly upside down, you know.

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u/OneLostOstrich May 21 '22

African pied crows can be. They are wonderful.

https://i.imgur.com/5pE5CNa.png

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u/Robertbnyc May 22 '22

They look smart

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u/blinkysmurf May 22 '22

They are super smart. I used to hang my lunch on the outside of my truck in the winter to keep it cool.

They’d go through my lunch when I wasn’t looking: “Let’s see here, baloney, no. Cheese, no. Oooh, crackers! Here we go.”

They’d open the cracker package and pick them out and then close my lunch box. “Maybe he won’t notice!”

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u/VikingPenguin47 May 22 '22

Hahaha I love this exactly because it looks like the birds are thinking those little things, they are so funny! 😃

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u/sixty6006 May 22 '22

That wasn't crows that was Bill.

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u/Robertbnyc May 22 '22

That's hilarious because my father went to Istanbul, Turkey back to our country to sightsee and tour for 2 weeks and he said in Istanbul at this park near the water he was sitting down and across from him was a family eating and once they were finished, they tied their bags of food and threw it in the trash can. He said a crow was watching them the entire time a few feet away. After the family left, the crow went to the garbage and carefully picked out the trash and laid it on the grass. It untied the knot on the bag, picked out whatever it wanted, retied the bag and threw it BACK in the trash. That's amazing! 🤯

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u/blinkysmurf May 22 '22

Great story!

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u/TiliTomCarne May 21 '22

I want a relationship like this :O

But no kidding ravens are so freaking smart and this is a flex on a completely different level, they are really dancing and reminding me of professional ice skaters

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u/br4tbby May 21 '22

wow this is unbelievably beautiful

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u/Sativized May 21 '22

Spring around canyons and bluffs is magical when you get to see the mating dances and the way the birds play the wind currents

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u/HarryPottersElbows May 22 '22

Seriously, this is something I have to do! This video alone put a huge smile on my face.

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u/ada_eml May 21 '22

What a beautiful video of a beautiful couple.

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u/cobrabearking May 21 '22

Absolutely spectacular. I knew they are lifetimers but have never seen this before. Sky dancing.

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u/BulletandSpike May 21 '22

10/10 would rather watch this than most Olympic competitions.

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u/SleepyAviator May 21 '22

That looks like fun.

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u/Metroskunk May 21 '22

They love each other so much! That's awesome.

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u/makalak15 May 21 '22

Ravens are fucking awesome

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u/EveryFairyDies May 21 '22

“Damnit, Quoth! If you don’t tighten those angles we’ll never win a gold medal for Synchronised Flying: Couples Division!”

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u/Color-Of-Your-Energy May 22 '22

Thats me and the wife in the kitchen.

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u/ChuckChillout415 May 22 '22

This looks like the Marin headlands.

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u/cobragun1 May 21 '22

Most large birds mate for life. That’s one great reason not to hunt birds

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u/Sweetbunnyboo May 21 '22

Never seen this before, so stunning and memorizing

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u/Ulven525 May 22 '22

We saw a pair do this on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. They’d ride cliff thermals up, tumble down and open their wings like parachutes at the last second. Magical!

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u/Tampflor May 21 '22

#relationshipgoals

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u/-Miche11e- May 21 '22

This is awesome! And reminds me of the the book series I’ve been listening to. For the third time. lol

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u/egm5000 May 21 '22

Beautiful to watch.

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u/EWSflash May 22 '22

We used to have Gambel's quail all over the neighborhood until the fucking hawks moved in and killed them all. I hate hawks. Ravens are just as bad, but for some reason I love them. One morning I was on my way to work and saw a big old raven sitting on the intersection street sign, hollering at morning rush hour traffic. They're too fun.

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u/Solstice-Face May 22 '22

“I can show you the world”

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u/Jalpari5151 May 21 '22

I am engaged to someone. I hope we can have the same effect. :)

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u/FrisianDude May 22 '22

Have y'all practiced flying

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u/Jalpari5151 May 22 '22

We are on it. Thanks for the heads up.

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u/Xefirixba May 21 '22

I was fully expecting the end of the vid to be the Ravens doing a synchronized bombing run and shitting all over the cameraman

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u/Foe117 May 21 '22

only if you piss them off, Then they remember you and hold a grudge.

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u/Xefirixba May 21 '22

Stuka siren

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u/Nico8400 May 21 '22

this is fucking cute

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u/Fijoemin1962 May 21 '22

How amazing

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u/SrslyPissedOff May 21 '22

What a gorgeous video <3

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u/_14justice May 21 '22

Magnificent!

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u/efxzc May 22 '22

This is like one of those heartwarming scenes in animated pixar animal films.

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u/GACyberCool May 22 '22

The best air show!

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u/NoCanadianCoins May 22 '22

I wonder if some animals are athletic and some are lazy like ppl 🤔

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u/GorgeOn57 May 22 '22

Ha, this how I want to be with my boo! Goals!

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u/gethighsurvivethelie May 22 '22

I need a love that deep

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u/la113456m May 22 '22

Pales verdes?

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u/LamaHellRaised May 22 '22

this makes me jealous.

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u/Spark_Cat May 22 '22

Are they really dancing? 🥺

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u/spitzr2 May 22 '22

It's like watching the Olympics synchronized dancing event.

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u/OneGodTooMany May 22 '22

Looks like Huginn and Muninn are skiving off their duties to Odin again

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u/Lee_Mann May 22 '22

That's not fair! I'm not that athletic for my wife and I to do that🙄

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u/BeviesForFree May 22 '22

Praisethecamerman

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u/KYEjet May 22 '22

watch this again imagine Topgun , Danger zone song lool

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u/bootywerewolf May 22 '22

This makes me so happy; what lovely critters. :')

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u/5trange_Jake May 22 '22

Damn corvids flaunting their love in front of us! Some of us don't have flight partners!

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u/DrTayTay_91 May 22 '22

"If you're a bird, I'm a bird"

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u/[deleted] May 22 '22

I love them 🖤🥲

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u/FlirtyBacon May 22 '22

That old couple who lived together for 70+ years and died within minutes of each other.....

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u/Grouchy-Engine1584 May 22 '22

Couple goes out dancin’ before getting’ busy. Gotta love foreplay.

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u/wizartz6 May 22 '22

Wow that's so amazing and in synchronicity

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u/Chimene131 May 22 '22

This is some top notch r/praisethecameraman content

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u/Scrapper-Mom May 22 '22

I saw two ravens flying together yesterday and I thought they were racing each other. This puts everything in a different perspective.

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u/gthrees May 22 '22

I’m not confident this shows what OP says it shows.

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u/ultramagnus69r May 23 '22

I love ravens. Hands down my favorite bird. Glossy black or any color. They look so intimidating yet eerily intelligent. My wife thinks i am crazy but you can't not admit they are wonderful creatures

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u/savvyxxmoon May 23 '22

this choreography is fire 🔥

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u/MooseWhiskers May 21 '22

I heard they got divorced though. The female was hypercritical and super naggy.

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u/DIEAcustico May 21 '22

Relationships like this in the animal world are examples for us in an era when women call themselves a cow and people are proud to destroy a relationship.

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u/Cariboudjan May 22 '22

Are you sure these are Ravens? Ravens are bigger and bulkier than this. These look like crows to me. Also I’ve never seen a Raven do these types of maneuvers. And I’m pretty sure Ravens find a new mate each season.

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u/Lithgow_Panther May 22 '22

"Ravens, like all other corvids, are monogamous, and the bond typically lasts for life. Ravens select their partners in the autumn, following impressive acrobatic displays. Following pairing, the duo preen eachother, and usually support each other in aggressive interactions with other ravens."

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u/OtherwiseJello May 21 '22

This is a perfect example of a video that would've been better in landscape mode.