Judd Patterson was born in Kansas and began to seriously develop his interest in nature photography while in high school. Judd attended Kansas State University where he completed a Bachelor’s in Biology and a Master’s in Geography. Judd currently works for the National Park Service with the South Florida/Caribbean Inventory & Monitoring Network.
He continues to pursue nature photography to promote environmental education/conservation and for the sheer joy of being outside. Judd’s photography has been used for a variety of regional and national causes including The Nature Conservancy publications, Audubon Magazine, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge education center, Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve visitor center, and birding guides. He has exhibited in Kansas, Florida, and Washington D.C. including the Department of the Interior Museum and Everglades National Park. Judd remains highly motivated to capture images of threatened species and habitats in order to play a role in ensuring their future.