Photographing Birds of Prey
The Art of Identifying & Documenting Raptors
Scott Joshua Dere
In this beautifully illustrated book, acclaimed nature photographer Scott Joshua Dere gives bird lovers and photographers the tools they need to find and document raptors in their natural habitats. There are many types of raptors to be seen, and each can be identified by its size, coloration, habitat/location, and flight style. Becoming an expert in the birds’ unique behaviors is a key factor in optimizing the chance of observing an individual species. It’s also critical for obtaining great photographs; understanding individual species behaviors allows photographers to optimize their approach style and distance while evaluating their subject’s comfort level and watching for pre-flight or stress behaviors. As this book reveals in incredible detail, the experience of seeing these birds in action is exciting and unforgettable—and their aerial acrobats in particular can stretch the imagination of what is actual possible in the natural world.