Wildlife and conservation photo journalism

If you've picked up a copy of a Wildlife Trust magazine or the RSPB's Nature's Home (formerley Birds) over the last few years, chances are you'll have seen one of Tom's images among the pages.

During the mid-2000s, Tom regularly supplied images to the RSPB, including capturing the first ever arrival of sea eagles as part of the ground-breaking East Scotland reintroduction programme, and capturing other iconic species north of the border such as mountain hares and ptarmigan.

Tom has also spent two years in New Zealand, capturing a range of native and endemic wildlife on camera, as well as writing and blogging for the country's leading wildllife charity Forest & Bird, and supporting the largely voluntary New Zealand Fire Service with fundraising and marketing concepts. Tom's most passionate contribution however, was supporting the country's up and coming 'Big Garden Birdwatch' research programme - based on a similar concept to the RSPB's 30-year UK scheme - which is now a major annual campaign, with Tom taking a leading in modernising the scheme during the late 2000s.

More recently, Tom has thrown himself into photo journalism, following the 'human' side of wildlife conservation, and for the past five years has photographed extensively for The Wildlife Trusts and media. This has led to assignments as diverse as Sir David Attenborough, badger TB vaccination programmes, dormouse monitoring and butterfly 'tattooing' for research monitoring.