Mom and baby humpbacks on a stormy day in Tonga
You can’t exactly engineer a career in underwater photography—just ask up-and-comer Grant Thomas. After receiving a degree in engineering, Grant decided to throw it all to the wind and hit the road. It was during his travels that the Scotland native developed his passion for photography.
It didn’t take long after leaving home for Grant to decide to hop right into the diving industry and purchase his first housing setup. Soon, underwater photography wasn’t just a part of his life: It is his entire life. “[Diving] has given me the opportunity to travel and work in an variety of amazing places, photographing some of the most incredible underwater locations, and meeting inspirational and passionate people from around the world,” says Grant, who recently captured awards in the 2018 DEEP Indonesia and Underwater Photographer of the Year competitions.
Grant works in partnership with various companies that organize animal encounters around the world. His ambition is to develop more self-run photographic tours and workshops, as well as to show off the amazing life we have on our planet in the hope of inspiring more people to care, protect, and respect it.
Stars at sunset, Ha’apai Island, Tonga
Freshwater trout feeding in a river near Lake Taupo, New Zealand
A manta ray swoops overhead in Komodo National Park, Indonesia
“Love Birds": Mute swans floating on the beautiful waters of Loch Lomond, Scotland
Freediving Swallows Cave at sunset, Vava’u, Tonga
A sea snake at sunset, Tioman Island, Malaysia
A tasselled wobbegong shark in Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Mom and baby humpback whales resting on the surface, Ha’apai, Tonga
Sunset over the shallow sand lagoon in Ha’apai, Tonga
Smile! Grant takes a moment to pose during a very serious shoot
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