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Jak Tichenor talks with wildlife photographer and SIUC alumnus Tom Ulrich, who gave a presentation at SIUC this winter featuring photos from recent trips across North America and Hawaii.
After graduating from SIUC in 1971 with a degree in Biological Sciences, Ulrich taught science in Fairfield, Illinois for four years. While teaching at Fairfield High School, Ulrich bought a camera with the intention of selling it, but decided to give photography a try instead. He fell in love with the medium, and his combined passion for nature and photography took him down a new career path.
Today Ulrich is a renowned photographer whose work is featured regularly in magazines such as National Geographic, National Wildlife, and Time. The Chicago native, who has lived near Glacier National Park in Montana for more than 30 years, spends nine months out of the year traveling to exotic locations around the world – taking pictures, giving lectures, and conducting workshops.