Image from Robert Thompson Photography
Image from Robert Thompson Photography

Robert Thompson FRPS FIPF
Natural History Photographer, Author & Conservationist

Welcome to the website of professional natural history and conservation photographer Robert Thompson. Robert is the author of a number of publications on natural history and photography and is widely acknowledged as a specialist in close-up and macro photography in Ireland and the UK. As an active conservationist, he has worked on a number of high-profile conservation projects in Ireland and further afield.

His work is widely published in the UK and Internationally and has had several solo exhibitions of his work. He also is a frequent writer and contributor to the photographic press and other natural history publications. His images are managed through several agencies and he has his own library in Ireland. He runs workshops in some of the alpine regions throughout Europe and iconic landscape locations in Ireland.


We are currently making some design changes to the website and introducing other new features. First of all, there is a new Macro Photographer's Diary, which has been running again over the last couple of months. We will update each month with some ideas about what to photograph throughout the coming months. I get many questions about macro and equipment, please bear with me, I can't always answer right away, but I do answer everyone as quickly as I can?

There will also be a Featured Species page each month, which will have some accompanying information and will be accessible from the icon on the Home page. Recently we have added some articles and reviews under a new tab. As and when time permits, we will add others to the folder.

We have added a specific Tab for Novoflex. I have been working with them on several projects, with others planned. As many of you know, Novoflex has a worldwide reputation in the photographic industry for high-quality innovative design. Once again thank you for visiting the site and for the feedback, which is always greatly appreciated!

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