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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 20 years with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and 6 years with NatureServe, most of that time as Chief Zoologist. NatureServe is an offshoot of the Conservancy and is the umbrella organization for the network of natural heritage programs in every U.S. state and Canadian province as well as in many Latin American countries. NatureServe provides the scientific basis for effective conservation action throughout the Western Hemisphere. Larry oversaw the development of TNC's and NatureServe’s central zoological databases, and also served on EPA’s Science Advisory Board. Larry conceived and co-authored Rivers of Life: Critical Watersheds for Protecting Freshwater Biodiversity. He has also authored numerous other publications as well as chapters in several books (e.g., Precious Heritage, Our Living Resources). Today he serves on boards of NatureServe,The Nature Conservancy's Adirondack Chapter, Northern New York Audubon, the Adirondack Council, the Adirondack Explorer, the Ausable River Association, and the Northern Forest Atlas Foundation, as well as on the Wildlife Conservation Society's Adirondack Advisory Group, the Advisory Group of the Biodiversity Research Institute, the Science/Recovery Advisory Board of Living with Wolves, the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Science Advisory Council, and the Mirror Lake Watershed Association. Larry lives in Lake Placid with Nancy, his best friend and wife for 42 years, and two Laborador retrievers (Otto & Ginger), a standard poodle (Maddie), and a Peach-fronted Parakeet (Fidel) found ambling with a Boston accent down a sidewalk in Boston.

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