Soarin' Hawk is selling a 2021 calendar featuring photographic portraits of raptors the organization uses in presentations at schools and public events.
Unlike other raptors that Soarin' Hawk rescues, rehabilitates and releases, these birds are in residence at the group's Huntertown facility because their injuries prevent them from surviving in the wild.
Volunteers use the birds to introduce children and adults to the raptors that live in northeast Indiana.
Patrick Redmond of LaGrange County volunteered to photograph each large bird against a black background to bring out the texture, pattern and colors of each bird's feathers and the sharpness of their eyes.
Profits from the calendar will be used for food and medicine to care for the birds.
Soarin' Hawk, a nonprofit group established in 1996 to serve northeast Indiana's injured or orphaned birds of prey, rescues more than 200 resident or migratory raptors annually. Soarin' Hawk also cares for 24 education birds that cannot be released because of permanent injuries. These birds are used in more than 125 presentations annually.