A Message From
Dave Siddon, Director
The one question I am most often asked is, “How did Wildlife Images get started?”
Wildlife Images began as much by accident as by plan. My father, who was the founder of Wildlife Images, grew up in a place and at a time that is hard to relate to today. He often described how his childhood was spent in close proximity to a rich variety of native wildlife, including all the things that make a boy’s life wonderful like lizards, bugs, snakes, hawks, and even condors. This wonderland was found in what is currently a wildlife wasteland called the San Fernando Valley, of Los Angeles, California.
As an adult, he pursued a career as a writer, photographer, and filmmaker, and traveled the world on various projects, usually centered on his first love: wildlife. His fascination with wildlife followed him his entire life; in fact, I really can’t remember a time when we didn’t have wild animals of some kind at home. We raised baby owls in the laundry room and had golden eagles in the backyard.