Tom Rhorer is a photographer in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA.  Most of his images are regional in what is known as The Driftless Area, a portion of the Upper Mississippi River that was left untouched by the glaciers of the last ice age.  This region is one of the most beautiful in North America, home to deep river valleys and prairies containing rare plants, animals, landscapes, and rich farm land.  It is also home to one of the best trout fisheries in the world and is an internationally significant birding hotspot along the Mississippi River Flyway.

He studied art under Alabama regional artist Warree LeBron, and began learning photography as a newspaper reporter.  Mrs. Lebron not only taught the basics of drawing, but taught also that the artist is also a documentarian and has a responsibility to record moments in history.