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Austin Thomas Photography

Austin Thomas is an International Award Winning wildlife and nature photographer, based in the United Kingdom. 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 Canon 1D Mark IV. Today I typically carry two camera bodies with me. A Canon 1DX MK2 and a Canon 7D MK2. 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. Thanks again for visiting. If you have any comments or questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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Austin Thomas Photography11/02/2018 @ 21:08
Not all cats in #Africa are #BIGCATS

Some are pretty small like this #Serval #Cat photographed in the Masai Mara region of #Kenya last year.

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Austin Thomas Photography31/01/2018 @ 17:21
It is always nice to see my images when they have been printed in the media.

This one is appearing in the latest National Trust magazines as part of their partnership with Panasonic UK and Lumix UK

The image of a Little #Owl was photographed using the recently released #LUMIX #G9 camera.
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Austin Thomas Photography30/01/2018 @ 22:31
Low Winter Sun...

It makes all the difference. Look at the shadows cast on the Kestrel by its own feet and the catchlights in both eyes. That is why I don't photograph in the midday sun...

It also pays to have a look through old folders on your computer. I found this image lurking in the dark corners of my hard drive. It was taken in 2014, processed in 2018 and has only just seen the light of the day...

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Austin Thomas Photography27/01/2018 @ 19:56
Plenty of these boys in the local fields and also in the back garden at the moment. The ones in the garden are becoming reasonably tame! I can't quite hand feed them, but they come very close for food.

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Must dash...
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Austin Thomas Photography19/01/2018 @ 22:17
People often ask me how close we get to the Big Cats of #Africa when we are on our Photographic Safari to #Kenya

My standard answer is incredibly close...

This Leopard had stopped under the cover of some bushes and was photographed with a 600mm lens on a full frame camera body, with nothing but fresh air in-between myself and the #Leopard

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Austin Thomas Photography18/01/2018 @ 22:01
Icy cold rain here at the moment which reminded me of this day photographing Dalmatian Pelicans.

Please can we have some snow instead of this freezing cold rain...

#wildlife #pelican