February 26, 2014

Alumnus Tom Ulrich to present latest photographs

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Nature photographer Tom Ulrich returns to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on March 18 for his annual presentation of wildlife photos from around the world.

He will present his latest work at 7 p.m., March 18, in Morris Library’s John C. Guyon Auditorium. The show is free and open to students, the campus community, and the general public.

A 1971 SIU graduate in biological sciences and a former area high school biology teacher, Ulrich returns to Carbondale each year with photos of wildlife and places he has traveled during the past year. His presentation will focus on the birds of Florida, bird migration in south Texas, national parks of the West, especially Glacier National Park, and the eastern Mediterranean.

Ulrich’s images have appeared in many magazines including National Geographic, National Wildlife, and Time, and he has also published several books, field guides, and calendars. A native of Chicago, Ulrich, an SIU Alumni Association life member lives near Glacier National Park in Montana. He has been a freelance photographer since 1975.

Ulrich is a charter member and fellow with the North American Nature Photography Association and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He also is a member of the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers.

The Southern Illinois Photographic Society, the SIU Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory, and the SIU Alumni Association are sponsoring the event. There will be a reception after the presentation for Association members to meet Ulrich.