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Tom Vezo was an award-winning, professional wildlife photographer who traveled the world capturing images of the natural environment. Best known as one of the top bird photographers in the United States, he also photographed landscapes, mammals, and other natural subjects.

His work is widely published in the United States and Europe in many books, calendars, magazines and advertisements. Credits include; Audubon, Birder's World, Bird Watcher's Digest, Discovery, Ducks Unlimited, National Geographic, National Wildlife Federation, Nature Conservancy, Natural History, Outdoor Photographer, Sierra Club, Travel and Leisure, Wildbird, Wildlife Conservation and many more.

He published two books, Wings in the Wild written by Paul Kerlinger, former director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, and Birds of Prey in the American West written by raptor expert Rich Glinski. His most recent book, Wings of Spring - Courtship, Nesting and Fledging was released in February of 2006 and won the National Outdoor Book Award for 2006 in the category of Design and Artistic Merit.

His was the winner of the 1998 and 1999 Nature's Best Magazine photo contest for "Wildlife" in the professional category, and in 1997 he received honorable mention in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest.

He lead many photography tours throughout the United States and Canada teaching techniques of nature photography in the field. Tom passed away on July 18th of 2008 while hiking in the Rincon Mountains outside of Tucson, Arizona.
Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus) hummingbird visiting flower, Costa Rica  -  Tom Vezo
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00221377 Green Violet-ear (Colibri thalassinus) hummingbird visiting flower, Costa Rica© Tom Vezo
Great Egret (Ardea alba) displaying during courtship in breeding plumage, Florida  -  Tom Vezo
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00481838 Great Egret (Ardea alba) displaying during courtship in breeding plumage, Florida© Tom Vezo
Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus) approaching beetle prey, Green Valley, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00481896 Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus) approaching beetle prey, Green Valley, Arizona© Tom Vezo
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) at a raptor rehabilitation center, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00481907 Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) at a raptor rehabilitation center, New York© Tom Vezo
Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) in light phase, Vermont  -  Tom Vezo
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00481918 Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) in light phase, Vermont© Tom Vezo
Mexican Golden Poppy (Eschscholzia glyptosperma) flowers, Madera Canyon, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00482448 Mexican Golden Poppy (Eschscholzia glyptosperma) flowers, Madera Canyon, Arizona© Tom Vezo
East and West Mittens, Monument Valley, Utah  -  Tom Vezo
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00482458 East and West Mittens, Monument Valley, Utah© Tom Vezo
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) male, Rio Grande Valley, Texas  -  Tom Vezo
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00482468 Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) male, Rio Grande Valley, Texas© Tom Vezo
Evening Primrose (Oenothera sp) flowers in desert, Joshua Tree National Park, California  -  Tom Vezo
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00481806 Evening Primrose (Oenothera sp) flowers in desert, Joshua Tree National Park, California© Tom Vezo
Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata), Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00482493 Rosy Boa (Lichanura trivirgata), Arizona© Tom Vezo
Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata) and rainbow, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico  -  Tom Vezo
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00482522 Soaptree Yucca (Yucca elata) and rainbow, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico© Tom Vezo
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) feeding on flower nectar, North America  -  Tom Vezo
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00481920 Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) feeding on flower nectar, North America© Tom Vezo
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) flying, California  -  Tom Vezo
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00221340 Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) flying, California© Tom Vezo
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) male, Rio Grande Valley, Texas  -  Tom Vezo
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00221461 Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) male, Rio Grande Valley, Texas© Tom Vezo
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) female bringing food to nest cavity, Madera Canyon, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00221537 Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) female bringing food to nest cavity, Madera Canyon, Arizona© Tom Vezo
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) male, Rio Grande Valley, Texas  -  Tom Vezo
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00221513 Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) male, Rio Grande Valley, Texas© Tom Vezo
Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum), Sonoran Desert, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00221568 Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum), Sonoran Desert, Arizona© Tom Vezo
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) flying over water, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska  -  Tom Vezo
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00220309 Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) flying over water, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska© Tom Vezo
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) male perched on a branch, Rio Grande Valley, Texas  -  Tom Vezo
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00221103 Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) male perched on a branch, Rio Grande Valley, Texas© Tom Vezo
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) male perching, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220658 Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) male perching, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) huge flock landing, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico  -  Tom Vezo
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00220868 Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) huge flock landing, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico© Tom Vezo
Least Tern (Sterna antillarum) parent on beach with chick, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220003 Least Tern (Sterna antillarum) parent on beach with chick, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) flying, Saskatchewan, Canada  -  Tom Vezo
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00220929 American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) flying, Saskatchewan, Canada© Tom Vezo
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) mother feeding chicks at nest, Green Valley, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00221151 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) mother feeding chicks at nest, Green Valley, Arizona© Tom Vezo
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) in Bittersweet bush, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220634 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) in Bittersweet bush, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) skimming the surface of the water for fish, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220663 Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger) skimming the surface of the water for fish, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) chicks in nest, Isle of Meadows, New Jersey  -  Tom Vezo
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00220667 Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) chicks in nest, Isle of Meadows, New Jersey© Tom Vezo
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) nesting in Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) cactus, Tucson, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00220100 Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) nesting in Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) cactus, Tucson, Arizona© Tom Vezo
Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) perched on flower, Green Valley, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00221161 Verdin (Auriparus flaviceps) perched on flower, Green Valley, Arizona© Tom Vezo
Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Rio Grande Valley, Texas  -  Tom Vezo
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00221069 Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor), Rio Grande Valley, Texas© Tom Vezo
Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) female perching in a tree, Costa Rica  -  Tom Vezo
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00221076 Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno) female perching in a tree, Costa Rica© Tom Vezo
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) perching on Cardon (Pachycereus pringlei) cactus, sunning itself with wings spread, Sonora, Mexico  -  Tom Vezo
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00220840 Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) perching on Cardon (Pachycereus pringlei) cactus, sunning itself with wings spread, Sonora, Mexico© Tom Vezo
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) sitting on eggs in nest on ground, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220026 Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) sitting on eggs in nest on ground, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) pair, Florida  -  Tom Vezo
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00220655 Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) pair, Florida© Tom Vezo
Purple Martin (Progne subis) and Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) mixed group perching on branch, Crane Creek, Ohio  -  Tom Vezo
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00220423 Purple Martin (Progne subis) and Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) mixed group perching on branch, Crane Creek, Ohio© Tom Vezo
Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) pair on rock interacting, St Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska  -  Tom Vezo
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00220426 Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) pair on rock interacting, St Paul Island, Pribilof Islands, Alaska© Tom Vezo
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) female perching in bittersweet, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220450 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) female perching in bittersweet, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Cactus (Coryphantha sp) flowering, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00481788 Cactus (Coryphantha sp) flowering, Arizona© Tom Vezo
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) portrait, Hudson Valley Raptor Center, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220388 Barn Owl (Tyto alba) portrait, Hudson Valley Raptor Center, New York© Tom Vezo
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying with captured fish, Florida  -  Tom Vezo
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00220339 Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying with captured fish, Florida© Tom Vezo
Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) with gecko prey in beak, Florida  -  Tom Vezo
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00220159 Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) with gecko prey in beak, Florida© Tom Vezo
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) in Bayberry bush, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220172 Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) in Bayberry bush, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Sharp-tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) perched on reeds, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220206 Sharp-tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) perched on reeds, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) with Gulf Butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus) in mouth, too large to swallow whole, the bird eventually pecked it into smaller pieces, Texas  -  Tom Vezo
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00220205 Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla) with Gulf Butterfish (Peprilus triacanthus) in mouth, too large to swallow whole, the bird eventually pecked it into smaller pieces, Texas© Tom Vezo
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) parent in incubating three eggs on ground nest, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220196 Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) parent in incubating three eggs on ground nest, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) duck, flock coming in to land, sunrise, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220210 Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) duck, flock coming in to land, sunrise, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) adult peering out from nest hole in Saguaro (Cereus gigantea) cactus, Altar Valley, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00220120 Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum) adult peering out from nest hole in Saguaro (Cereus gigantea) cactus, Altar Valley, Arizona© Tom Vezo
Emperor Swallowtail (Papilio ophidicephalus) butterfly, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, Arizona  -  Tom Vezo
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00481786 Emperor Swallowtail (Papilio ophidicephalus) butterfly, Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, Arizona© Tom Vezo
Least Tern (Sterna antillarum) flying against blue sky, Long Island, New York  -  Tom Vezo
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00220010 Least Tern (Sterna antillarum) flying against blue sky, Long Island, New York© Tom Vezo
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) male portrait, Rio Grande Valley, Texas  -  Tom Vezo
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00221168 Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) male portrait, Rio Grande Valley, Texas© Tom Vezo
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