Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Design and Artistic Merit
"Quite simply, it's among some of the best action bird photography ever published."
With their striking looks, keen vision and hunting prowess, birds of prey—eagles, hawks, falcons and owls—have long captured the human imagination. This book is a collection of some of the most remarkable, action-packed raptor photographs ever taken. A collaboration between award-winning photographers Rob Palmer and Nick Dunlop and author/photographer Kate Davis, Raptors of the West highlights 44 species that soar above the diverse landscapes of western North America.
Birds are grouped into sections according to habitat, including Arctic tundra, forests and forest edges, rivers and wetlands, grasslands and prairies, and species unique to the American Southwest. The majority of the featured species are seen across the Canadian west from the BC coast to the Alberta foothills and Saskatchewan prairie. While the 400-plus stunning colour photographs alone are enough to set this book apart, the informative text and intimate captions are perfect complements. A hybrid of art and information, Raptors of the West belongs on the shelves of every bird and nature lover.