Grand Canyon Ravens Dive and Swoop in 'Daring' Courtship Display

Grand Canyon National Park released footage on March 21 showing a group of ravens swooping and swirling in front of a sheer cliff, saying “the morning sun allowed these intelligent birds to play with their shadows along the vertical face.”

The videos, taken near Pima Point in Arizona, show “wild acrobatics, daring flight behavior, and courageous free falls,” the park said. The ravens’ intention was to impress potential mates, according to the park. Credit: GrandCanyonNPS via Storyful