Kate Davis has been immersed in a world of wild animals beginning as a teenager with the Cincinnati Zoo’s Junior Zoologist Club, and she founded her nonprofit organization Raptors of the Rockies in 1988. The Western Montana facilities house eighteen non-releasable and falconry birds - ambassadors in 1400 education programs and models for Kate’s art and images. Her first book was Raptors of the Rockies, for kids. She then collaborated with photographers Rob Palmer and Nick Dunlop for Falcons of North America and in 2011 Raptors of the West, which won the National Outdoor Book Award and Montana Book Award Grand Prize. Her new book on a Bald Eagle nest that fledged four young features 135 of her photographs and will be out in 2013. Kate shoots a Nikon D700 and D800—a fan since her father got her hooked on photography as a kid, black-and-white darkroom in the basement. She, Rob and Nick are planning another book collaboration, this one on American Kestrels!
Executive Director, Raptors of the Rockies
P.O. Box 250, Florence, MT 59833