RaptorQuest™ is a conservation and education group promoting the preservation of raptors worldwide. We support various causes across the globe and promote raptor conservation through photography, photo tours, education, and online information.
About our founder Craig Meurer
Craig has been a photographer since he was 14 and has shot professionally in commercial, news, nature and sports photography since age 17. He has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, calendars and advertisements over the years. Craig also has been exhibited at juried shows, and won multiple photography awards.
He recently had five photos featured in the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program 2016 Calendar.
Craig is a member of the Texas Hawking Association, Houston Audubon, and the North American Falconry Association. He presents educational information about birds of prey at multiple Birding conferences and associations.
RaptorQuest recently presented the following program at Birds and Blooms.
“Photographing the Kites of Scotland & Texas” Craig Meurer
This program will include Red Kites of Scotland and White-tailed Kites of Texas to highlight bird of prey photography concepts and challenges. Raptor and bird photography techniques and lighting issues will be covered as part of the program. Craig will show photos taken on a recent trip to Scotland to see the Argaty kites located north of Edinburgh. Additionally, he will show photos taken on the Texas coast of white-tailed kites to compare and contrast the experience and techniques. There will be time to discuss equipment used, shooting techniques, and other related topics. Information about bird photo post-processing will also be covered. Additional illustrative photos of birds of prey in Texas and Colorado will be shown as well, including aplomado falcons, ferruginous hawks, prairie falcons, and more.