Cat Urbigkit is an author and photographer who sees beautiful things every day in life on a western ranch, and feels compelled to share that beauty with others. The author and photographer of six nonfiction photo essay volumes for children, Cat also writes and provides the images for several adult books as well, including her 2012 volume, Shepherds of Coyote Rocks: Public Lands, Private Herds, and the Natural World.
Cat has received honors for both her writing and her images, including a Wyoming Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Honorable Mention in 2012 for her series of Ancient Art black and white images, featuring Kazakh eagle hunters; and her children's photo essay, The Guardian Team: On the Job With Rena and Roo, was just bestowed the title of National Ag Book of 2013 by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
Cat's images have earned awards from the Wyoming and National Newspaper associations, and her work is now part of the Wyoming State Collection. Her work has been exhibited in the Green River Valley Museum in Big Piney, Wyoming; in the Wyoming Governor's Capitol Art Exhibit in Cheyenne, Wyoming; and the Art Show at the Dog Show in Wichita, Kansas, as well as in numerous publications, including showcases by Pictory magazine, in conjunction with National Public Radio.