Behind the lens
Originally from Scotland, Grant has always had a fascination with the natural world and in particular the ocean. After finishing a degree in Engineering he took the opportunity to travel. This was the best decision he has ever made, as it was traveling that really developed his passion for photography. He was, and still very much is, dedicated to capturing the real beauty of the places he visits.
Soon after leaving Scotland Grant began working as a PADI Dive instructor and purchased his first underwater housing. Photography was no longer just a part of his life, it had become his life. He now works as a freelance photographer and expedition guide, leading a variety of tours and workshops to encounter and photograph animals such as humpback whales and orca. His work has taken him around the world from the warm tropical waters of Indonesia to the glacier covered landscape of the Arctic.
Grant has always been absolutely mesmerised by the stories that a wide angle photograph can tell and his work emulates this. His unique over-under style imagery creates a strong visual connection between the terrestrial world we all know and the more mysterious underwater world. Through his images he aims to exhibit the incredible life we have on our planet in hope of inspiring more people to appreciate and care for it.
Grant is a brand ambassador for Ikelite Underwater systems who support him during his adventures.
Grant Thomas is a multi award winning international photographer who dedicates his life to capturing mother natures finest moments. His work has been recognised worldwide, collecting a number of prestigious awards and appearing in countless publications. Grant's extraordinary image, Love birds, of two swans in Scotland had him named British Underwater Photographer of the Year 2018. He truly strives to capture the worlds spectacular beauty in order to share with an audience his experience and vision of our planet today.
Purchase Photo Products
You can purchase any of Grant's pictures as prints on a variety of different mediums from high quality professional photographic paper to canvas, metal, acrylic and glass. Just head over to his Gallery page, find an image you like, click "buy" in the bottom right corner and choose your size and type of print product. If theres anything you can't find, or maybe theres something special you would like to request, don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact page.
10 % of all profits go to the Sea Legacy foundation.
Having high quality, reliable equipment is always important in any type of photographic work, none more so than underwater. Grant chooses his range of gear based on quality, reliability and manufacturer service.
Commercial Photography Hire
Grant is available for commercial hire. If you have a corporate event, commercial project, portrait head shots or require something a little different such as an underwater shoot please get in touch for a free no obligation quote.