Award-winning Wildlife & Nature Photographer
Tom Ingram is an award-winning photographer with a passion for nature and wildlife. His primary objective with photography is to share the wonders of nature that might not be easy for others to witness firsthand. With nature and wildlife photography, he especially loves being able to freeze nature in motion and capture details that the naked eye may miss. He dedicates a significant amount of time studying the behavior of birds and animals to attempt to predict flight and feeding patterns and his focus with action shots is to help the viewer appreciate the speed, dexterity and beauty of the animals. He has recently begun learning landscape photography with the desire to preserve the perfect moment of light or share a unique composition.
Tom Ingram has always had a special connection with nature and began his conservation focus in high school in Tom Furrer’s wildlife biology class where they began a project to bring steelhead trout back to the dry Adobe Creek. He started as a wildlife and forestry major in college and worked as a Hotshot firefighter during the summer. His first published photos were of the California forest fires taken with his Pentax K1000. As life would have it, Tom ended up graduating with an accounting major and worked 20 years in corporate finance and business. During this time, he enjoyed several hobbies such as being a private pilot, scuba diving, mountain biking, sea kayaking, and backpacking and has been married for 26 years and raised two beautiful children. Through it all, however, the one constant has been his camera and his love for conservation and nature.
Tom purchased his first DSR while living in India for three years in the mid-2000s. Upon returning back to the US, he discovered Brian Small’s website where he had photographed every North American breading bird and decided to take on a similar challenge and have since photographed over 500 North American birds. He has since branched out to many forms of nature photography attempting to express the personalities of wildlife and the beauty of nature in hopes of inspiring others to preserve this natural habitat for the living creatures that depend on our stewardship.
Snowy Owl in flight, Ontario Canada
2019 - Recognized as top 25 global photo in flickr
Spectacled Eider, Barrow Alaska
2021 - Share the View International photo competition top 250
2019 - Awarded top 250 photo in NANPA Expressions
2019 - Featured in Audubon Calendar
2015 - Awarded Photo of the month BirdWatchungdaily
Awards and Publications:
2021 Best in Class Bird Category - NANAP Expressions
2021 2nd place in Share the View International Competition
2019 Snowy Owl photo recognized as top 25 global photo of year in flickr
2019 Featured in NANPA Expressions Top 250 Bird photos
2019 Featured Audubon National Calendar
2019 Photo of the Year Camera Naturalist Club NJ
2017 Featured Photos in the Save The Bay Calendar
2015 Photo of the week in BirdWatchingdaily Sept & Oct
Speaker/Presenter Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society - April 2016 / March 2019
North America Nature Photography Association (NANPA)
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society,
The Nature Conservancy,