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.


I have recently uploaded a new gallery on Floral Interpretation. It is currently the featured gallery which you can access by clicking the featured thumbnail below or through the gallery tab. Also, the featured image has also been updated.

I have been extremely busy this year and have not been able to update some of the other image galleries. I will as time permits address these when I can.


I have resumed my normal lecture program again from October until March 2023 and will not be doing any further online talks. For further information go to the information tab on the website.


I have recently posted an article on Northern Greece in my Blog section. Click on the link at the bottom of the page or go to the Blog tab.


New locations have been added to the Profiles tab.

NIKON Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S

Recently I have just completed my general overview of the Nikon Z MC 105mm Macro lens. The lens was announced back in June last year, but the stock has been in short supply. The lens is an important addition to the Z lineup and fills the gap for macro photographers who, up until then, were using the F mount version with the FTZ adapter. To read the review and see some sample images click the link below!



I have also been using the Nikon Z 9 since last year and will be writing an in-depth review in due course. I will, in the meantime, post some images of the Z 9 under the Profiles tab on my website. Click on the image to go to the blog page!



Prior to the release of the Z 9, I have been using the Z 7II. I'm impressed with the camera and the quality of the imagery from it. You can read the review by clicking the link below or visiting the Articles & Reviews tab.

I have also written a review on the Nikon Z 7II for Luminous Landscape which is currently available on their website.



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