Welcome to my site. My name is Raymond Loyal, I am a bird and nature photographer from Germany. I have had a keen interest in birdwatching and ornithology since my my teenage years. Only a few years later I begun with analogue photography. Since 2003 I am working with digital cameras. My interest in bird photography is more the result of my first encounter with the Northern Gannet during a visit to the German Island Heligoland several years back. It was then wen I fell in love with the Gannet and seriously began with bird photography.
Due to my interest in birdwatching and ornithology I also developed an in-depth knowledge of birds of prey and owls. Though, this is not the only point of interest and I also work on seabirds, waders and shorebirds in general. Besides, currently it is vultures that give me a lot to work on.
In my block I am going to publish arcticles on birds of prey, vultures, conservation, pollution and topics a might come across.
I am member of NABU (Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union) in Germany, Nordrhein-Westfälische Ornithologengesellschaft, Ornithological Study Group Heligoland and Deutscher Falkenorden (German Falconry Association).