Larry Master has been photographing wildlife and natural history subjects for more than 50 years. After doctoral and post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, Larry spent 27 years with The Nature Conservancy and with NatureServe, most of that time as their Chief Zoologist overseeing the development of their zoological databases. He also served on EPA’s Science Advisory Board. Larry conceived and co-authored Rivers of Life: Critical Watersheds for Protecting Freshwater Biodiversity, as well as numerous other publications. He serves on national and regional boards of several conservation organizations including NatureServe, the Adirondack Conservancy, the Adirondack Council, Northern New York Audubon, and the Adirondack Explorer, as well as the science advisory boards of the Wildlife Conservation Society (Adirondack Program), Living with Wolves, and the Biodiversity Research Institute. Larry and his wife Nancy currently live in Lake Placid, New York, where he spends his spare time enjoying their four young granddaughters and their families, photographing wildlife and natural history subjects, kayaking, working to control invasive species, conducting biological surveys of their nature sanctuary, and giving tours of their new net zero, LEED Platinum home so as to educate homeowners and contractors about “green” building.