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About Hayley Crews:


I enjoy sharing my passion for wildlife, especially birds, through photography. After dabbling in fine arts my entire life and being an animal lover at heart, wildlife photography combines these two interests. My goal is to showcase the vibrant colors and unique details of these animals through beautiful portraits. Capturing interesting behavior that illustrates their way of life and natural science is a bonus!


My adventures in wildlife photography began in 2014 after spotting a Bald Eagle while hiking in the Pacific Northwest. Joining the Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon, and volunteering in wildlife rehabilitation increased my knowledge and fascination with wildlife. My backyard birds and squirrels at home in Northern California are very spoiled, as experimenting with wild bird feeding stations is my other obsession! I became a certified California Naturalist in 2018, which has opened new opportunities for educating others about wildlife.


I hope you enjoy the images of the stunning wildlife featured on this page. A portion of sale profits are donated annually to wildlife conservation organizations. Additionally, photos are donated to Portland Audubon, (the largest Audubon Society on the west coast), for education and conservation purposes. Thank you for visiting this site and good birding!


Photography Equipment:

  • Nikon D500 DSLR Camera
  • Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6 Lens

Please note: some images on this site were taken using prior equipment.


Printed Image Sales: via Etsy.com

Stock Image Sales: via ShutterStock.com 



  • 2018 California Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest (Apr-June period): Sierra Nevada Conservancy Honorable Mention "Gray Fox"

  • 2017 California Watchable Wildlife Photo of the Year: Sierra Nevada Conservancy Honorable Mention "Eared Grebe bathing"

  • 2017 California Watchable Wildlife Photo Contest (Sept-Oct period): Sierra Nevada Conservancy Honorable Mention "Eared Grebe bathing"

  • 2017 Friends of the Columbia Gorge Preserve the Wonder Photo Contest: Honorable Mention "Young American Kestrel at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge"

  • 2017 The Peregrine Fund Raptors-at-Risk Photo Contest: Honorable Mention "Burrowing Owl eating stink bug"

  • 2017 California State Fair Photo Contest: Honorable Mention "Northern Flicker preening"

  • 2016 Oregon Wild Photo Contest: 1st Place "Northern Flicker preening" 



  • 2018 The Peregrine Fund Raptors-at-Risk, World Center for Birds of Prey, ID: 2 images included in exhibition
  • 2018 Art Studio 360, Placerville, CA (April-May): gallery wall display
  • 2018 California Watchable Wildlife exhibit at California State Capitol Building, Sacramento: 1 image: "Eared Grebe bathing"

  • 2017 The Peregrine Fund Raptors-at-Risk, World Center for Birds of Prey, ID: 6 images included in exhibition



  • 2018 "Around Here" El Dorado Foothills magazine, Spring issue: "Eared Grebe" & interview

  • 2018 Outdoor California magazine, Jan-Feb issue: "Eared Grebe bathing" 

  • 2017 Outdoor California magazine, Nov-Dec issue: "Eared Grebe bathing"

  • 2017 The Peregrine Fund Raptors-at-Risk 2018 Calendar: "Burrowing Owl eating stink bug" 

  • 2017 The Sunday Oregonian, A&E cover page: "Barred Owl"

  • 2016 - 2018 "The Warbler" newspaper by Portland Audubon: misc. photos contributed




**All images on this site are property of Hayley Crews. Please do not use without permission.