Born and raised in Germany, Thomas caught the travel bug during his college years, after stints as a student in the U.S. and Canada convinced him that he wanted to see more of this big, big world. His notable outdoor adventures include a 220 mile hike along the John Muir trail, summiting such mountains as McKinley in Alaska, Aconcagua in Argentina, Kilimanjaro in Africa, and an attempt at Mount Everest (alas, he only got to 26,000 ft). Wanting others to see the amazing places he had seen, Thomas began taking photographs as a way to share his wild world with family and friends.

Thomas’s images have been recognized time and again, by major international competitions such as “Travel Photographer of the Year”, “Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards”, “Wildlife Photographer of the year” and “Black&White Spider Awards”. Thomas’s images are also sold through several stock agencies, including Getty Images.

Always seeking new challenges and adventures, Thomas switched gears from a wild life of mountain climbing and various outdoor activities in search of new landscapes, cityscapes, night skies and wildlife all over the world. Whether trying to stay warm in -40° F temperatures to photograph polar bears, braving rough seas to seek out great white sharks, or sweating it out on the African savanna, Thomas always appreciates how fortunate he is to travel, and observe the wonders of the world. Wanting to share his experiences with others, Thomas began conducting tours to those regions he travels to frequently and has an in-depth knowledge of. To learn more about his tours, visit www.alifeoftravel.com.