Award-winning wildlife photographer dies

The nature photography community lost a valuable member over the weekend with the passing of Tom Vezo. He was 61.

Vezo’s work was widely published in several books and magazines including a couple of times in Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, Birder’s World, Discovery, National Geographic, Nature Conservancy, Natural History, Travel and Leisure, Wildlife Conservation and many more.

In 1998 and 1999, he won Nature’s Best Photography magazine’s photo contest for “Wildlife” in the professional category. In 1997, he earned an honorable mention in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

Recognized as one of the top bird photographers in the United States, Vezo also traveled the world shooting nature and landscapes. He led many photography tours throughout the U.S. and Canada teaching people nature photography techniques in the field. His expansive photo library contains more than 400,000 images.