Award Winning Author, Astounding Photographer

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Cat Urbigkit is an amazing photographer and an award winning author for her books written just for children and a few for adults as well.

Cat Urbigkit is an amazing photographer and an award winning author for her books written just for children and a few for adults as well. Some of her best known books for children include Cattle Kids and A Young Shepherd. Those are just two of many.

 

Cat Urbigkit is also a skilled photographer. She takes pictures of the animals that she works with. She is well known for her daily Facebook posts including a picture of the day, usually taken on her ranch in Wyoming. Her pictures show much detail and almost always involve animals. “My Facebook posts are popular, and I think one of the reasons is because the posts show relationships, mostly between animals of different species. People seem to enjoy getting to know some of the animals we have the pleasure of living with,” Cat says of her Facebook posts. She also has a news blog called “Wolf Watch”. This is a blog about, well, wolves! It’s all about how wolves live and news about them. “Wolf Watch is an online news site devoted exclusively to information about wolves in the Northern Rockies, and came about somewhat as a result of my days as a news reporter and finally, publication of a book detailing the history of wolves in Wyoming,” Cat said to me.

When asked about her childhood, Cat says that the book The Yearling was one of her favorite books and that she loved to read. The Yearling was, in a way, a sort of inspiration, for it was about animals and it helped grow her love for them, which is a big part of what she writes about now. She also has several other inspirations for her children’s and adults’ books. One includes the fact that she lives on a working ranch and that many of her books include pictures from hers or other ranches. “I see beautiful things every day, and feel it is my job as an author and photographer to share that beauty with others,” Cat said.

 

As for you readers, Cat says to you, “I hope that kids will read my books and look at the pictures and imagine themselves being there, in that place. Anything is possible…” So take her advice and just look at the books, even if they seem too young. They are really interesting, especially the pictures, which Cat takes herself. The books that she writes can be very informative and interesting so if you ever get the chance, pick up her books, take a look and just imagine. And for mom and dad, take a look at her books, too… the photography is something you might enjoy. It’s absolutely wonderful.