Each of the selected photographers is a full-time professional nature photographer and each has an established record of creating world-class images. A number of the 2008 and 2006 Pro-Tour photographers are returning for the 2010 Pro-tour. Others are new to the Pro-Tour. All are avid supporters of wildlife and nature conservation. The Borderlands Laredo, Texas area ranches will offer an exciting venue for fabulous images.
The outstanding group of international photographers that have been selected for the 2010 Pro-Tour of Nature Photography, Borderlands Laredo, Texas are as follows:
* All images are copyright protected in the names of the individual photographers.
http://tomulrichphotos.com Tom Ulrich’s career as a professional photographer evolved three decades ago from his earlier occupation as the high school biology teacher. His first photographic efforts were used as visuals to support his classes’ curricula. It wasn’t long however before Tom’s avocation as wildlife photographer grew into the permanent and successful vocation he is respected… Read more »
http://www.alperry.com Al started snapping, developing and printing his own pictures as a young GI in the United States Army. After leaving the service, his camera remained an important part of his life. Pursuing a variety of opportunities over the next 27 years, the Mid-Westerner eventually established himself as a successful shooter specializing in weddings and… Read more »
http://www.advenphoto.com Although Cathy always had a knack for snapping clever photos of the birds and the bees (initially with her Kodak Instamatic), it was marriage and the purchase of a 500mm lens that really got her to focus on wildlife photography as a life’s work. Her husband, Gordon Illg, a dedicated backpacker, outdoorsman and professional photographer… Read more »
Scott Linstead worked as an aerospace engineer and then as a high-school teacher before moving on to professional wildlife photography. The purchase of a 500mm lens in 2006 quickly elevated avian photography from a serious hobby to the point of obsession. Scott strives to produce images that are an inseparable alloy of natural history and art. He… Read more »