Robert Thompson’s interest in natural history began during his childhood explorations of a large parkland estate where he grew up. He is a professional freelance natural history photographer and author with a number of well-known publications to his credit on natural history and nature photography. He has also been a major contributor to many other natural history publications in Britain and Europe. He is widely acknowledged as a specialist in close-up and macro photography and was awarded a Direct Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society for his work in the field of macro photography. He also sits on the Royal Photographic Society's Natural History Advisory Panel for their distinctions and is also a Fellow of the Irish Photographic Federation.
As an active conservationist, he has worked on a number of high-profile natural history recording projects in Ireland for the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, National Parks and Wildlife Service in the Republic of Ireland and television. He has a particular interest in dragonflies, butterflies and moths. His work is widely published in the UK, Ireland and internationally. He is a frequent writer and contributor to the photographic press and other natural history publications and has had several solo exhibitions of his work including the aerial landscape collection from the highly acclaimed 'Natural History of Ulster'. His work has also been featured in Nikon Pro magazine and has worked with Nikon UK. You can order prints of Robert's images here.