The Raptor-Images website is one in a series of wildlife image sites brought to you by two aspiring Canadian wildlife photographers, Bill Maynard and Michael Cummings. The genesis for our wildlife images websites was born from our desire to give back to both the photographic and conservation communities in what we believe is a simple formula. If we can help to coach up and coming wildlife photographers to better their craft and they in turn present the beauty of wildlife through their own wildlife photography to their followers that ultimately increases support for wildlife conservation. We call on all wildlife photographers to adopt a similar model, which when scaled out will go a long way towards protecting precious natural resources for future generations to enjoy.

As with most wildlife photographers I know, Michael and I had amassed hundreds of raptor pictures over the years with very few ever being seen by anyone but our closest friends. It was not until one winter night as we were reviewing wolf images for our WolvesOnly website that we decided to strike up an initiative specifically focused on raptor photography.

In fact positive feedback from our followers on has led us to the creation of numerous species specific websites:

Herein you will find helpful raptor photography tips. We will also provide general information intended to help you learn more about a particular raptor species, their habitat, behaviors, food sources, breeding cycles, etc. which most professional wildlife photographers agree is the most important thing you can do towards improving your photography as it allows you to predict the action before it unfolds.

Michael and I both hold a similar belief that through our raptor images we have a tremendous opportunity to expose people to the beauty of raptors and educate them on the various species with an end goal of having them one day support much needed conservation efforts.

In keeping with that goal will be donating a portion of the proceeds from all sales to organizations that support raptor conservation efforts.