My name is Austin Thomas and I am a photographer based in North West England.
Since an early age, I have been interested in nature, wildlife and the great outdoors, often spending many a happy hour walking in the fresh air with a pair of binoculars.
All of that changed in 2007, when I decided to purchase a camera. I now seem to get up even earlier, spend half of my life in a hide, view wildlife through a camera lens and spend the other half in front of the computer. In 2008 I joined a camera club, Wigan 10 Foto Club, which has enabled me to diversify photographically and learn new skills. Entering photographic competitions nationally and internationally has broadened my exposure to the world of photography.
I use Canon equipment, having started life with a Canon 300D in 2007, later migrating to a Canon 30D, Canon 1D Mark III, and then to the Canon 1D Mark IV that I use today.
I have had many images published both nationally and internationally and have contributed to the BBC Wildlife Magazine.
In 2010 I did some work for the BBC, which resulted in a short feature that was broadcast on the local BBC News. That video clip can be seen here.
Thanks again for visiting. If you have any comments or questions please don't hesitate to contact me.