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B.A. '71, Biological Sciences, SIUC
Wildlife Photographer
West Glacier, MT

A freelance photographer since 1975, Tom Ulrich was highly acclaimed around the world for his nature photography skills. Many of his 600,000+ transparencies have been used by numerous magazines and other publications, including National Wildlife, Audubon, Outdoor Oklahoma, Sierra, American Hunter, Ranger Rick, Alaska, National Geographic, Montana Outdoors, Life and many others. Tom is also responsible for publishing seven nature books, Mammals of the Canadian Rockies, Birds of the Canadian Rockies, Mammals of the Northern Rockies, Birds of the Northern Rockies, Once Upon a Frame, Photo Pantanal, and Mt. Reynolds: The Story.

Tom was the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Mammal Behaviour category in the 1987 International Wildlife Photographer of the Year, winner of the 1979 and 1981 National Wildlife Photo Contest (finalist in 1978 and 1980), Grand Prize Winner of the 1996 National Wildbird Photo Contest, and the 1987, 1988, 1991 and 1994 Outdoor Writers Scavenger Hunt Photo Contest. In 2005, Tom received the North American Nature Photography Association's Fellow Award.

For many years Tom led tours to remote parts of the world, such as Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Galapagos Islands, Costa Rica, and East Africa as well as to the greatest aviary spectacle known to man – Pantanal, Brazil. Additionally, Tom also conducted photography seminars and workshops around the country and lectured at numerous institutions including The Johns Hopkins University, Oklahoma State University, Southern Illinois University, New Mexico State University, University of Illinois, Florida State University, Mississippi State University, Indiana University, Texas Tech University, and University of Hawaii.

Tom taught biological sciences at Fairfield Community High School from 1971-1975 and also taught Photography, Local Flora, Botany, Zoology, General Biology, Biochemistry, and Anatomy & Physiology at Frontier Community College.

He was a charter member and Fellow of North American Nature Photography.

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