Thomas Peschak is an assignment photographer for National Geographic and the Director of Conservation for the Save our Seas Foundation (SOSF). He is a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has been named as one of the 40 most influential nature photographers in the world.
Originally trained as a marine biologist, he retired from science fieldwork in 2004. He became an environmental photojournalist after realizing that he could have a greater conservation impact with photographs than statistics. Yet he remains rooted in marine science through his roles as Director of Conservation for SOSF and Founding/Associate Director of the Manta Trust. He strives to merge photojournalism and cutting edge science to create powerful media projects that tackle some of the most critical marine conservation issues of our time.
Thomas has written and photographed five books and he is a multiple winner in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. In 2011 and 2013 he received World Press Photo Awards for his work.
About the South African Coast
South Africa’s coastline is exciting, vivid and epic. With just under 3,000km of varied coast, South Africa’s coast offers something for everyone, whether kite surfing in Langebaan, seal diving in the Western Cape or the solitude of the wild empty beaches of the Wild coast.
The coast is so vast and so varied that you will never get tired of it. Some highlights include the meeting place of the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean at the Cape of Good Hope, it inspires a feeling of awe and limitless possibility.
- Nat Geo Expeditions
For those wishing to see marine life, there are few more exciting sights than the Penguins and the whales along the Western Cape. For more adventure, the Wild Coast suggests local authenticity and serenity.
The South African coast really offers something for everyone.