Klaus Thymann

Established the Project Pressure, Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society, & Recipient of the Sony World Photography Award

  • Award-Winning Environmental Photographer
  • Board Member for UNICEF, the Red Cross, and Extinction Rebellion
  • Featured in the New Scientist, BBC, Wired, National Geographic
  • Youngest-ever winner of the Scandinavian Kodak Gold Award

Klaus Thymann is a Danish explorer, scientist, and award-winning photographer, best known for sharing his unique perspective on environmental issues and climate change. Combining all his remarkable skills to educate audiences about our climate emergency, he has led more than 50 expeditions to extreme environments across six continents and into all four of our planet’s oceans. Having led an illustrious career over recent years, Klaus has become a highly sought-after speaker to deliver captivating presentations to clients across multiple industries, having previously spoken to high-profile organisations such as Nike, Sony, Red Bull, and Björn Borg. When looking to hire a passionate sustainability speaker to attend your future events, look no further than Klaus.

At the age of 14, Klaus began his professional career by photographing tourists for a Canal Tour in Copenhagen and secured roles for publications as a writer and photographer in his teenage years. Recognised for his keen passion for captivating important moments through pictures, he was selected as the youngest-ever winner of the Scandinavian Kodak Gold Award in 1996. Utilising the skills he learnt through his environmental science degree, Klaus began conducting fieldwork and made profound discoveries such as finding pre-historic bones inside a submerged cave, finding corals in Danish waters, and entering an unexplored manatee habitat in Yucatan. Identifying first-hand the environmental issues we are beginning to create, Klaus established the charity Project Pressure in 2008 to help society visualise the climate crisis and inspire audiences to take action to save our planet.

Devoting his career to implementing positive change throughout society, Klaus has served on the board for organisations such as UNICEF, the Red Cross, Extinction Rebellion, and The Design and Artists Copyright Society. Alongside this, his charitable work has been supported by the Queen of Denmark, the Swiss Environmental Ministry, the Arts Council England, and the Danish Arts Foundation. In recognition of his remarkable career, Klaus won the Sony World Photography Award in 2013, and he was also selected to become a Fellow at the Royal Geographical Society. Inspiring audiences around the world to tackle the important issue of climate change, his valuable industry knowledge and insights have been featured by New Scientist, BBC, Wired, National Geographic, and many more.

A distinguished sustainability specialist, Klaus Thymann is now highly sought-after to attend speaking engagements internationally. A leading authority in his field, he has educated the next generation of climate change activists at guest lectures at Oxford University, Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design, The Photographers’ Gallery, and the University of the Arts London. With experience working in some of the most extreme climates around the world, he aims to share his expertise on mental resilience and peak performance with audiences globally. When looking to hire an inspirational sustainability speaker to attend your next event, do not hesitate in hiring Klaus today.

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