Media and publications by Rachel Brooks

Artist & story teller Rachel Brooks
I am a professional wildlife illustrator, story teller and wildlife guide. Below are a list of recent publications of both my art, photography and scientific communication. My time in the field inspires much of what I create, and for me these two disciplines go hand in hand. As operations manager at Basking Shark Scotland, I am in a unique position of spending more time in the water with these incredible animals than most. I am also an accomplished scuba diver, working full time as an instructor for over 5 years in world class locations such as the Lembeh Straits, Great Barrier Reef and the Ningaloo Reef World Heritage Site. I am always happy to talk diving, wildlife, art and basking shark research so if you are looking for a contributor or speaker for your project please get in touch. 
Rachel talks all things basking sharks on tv with Steve backshall in the latest episode of Shark, on the Shark cast podcast and on the artivism club house chat
During the summer I was part of the filming for 'SHARK British Isles Special' when Steve Backshall and his team came looking for basking sharks on the Isle of Coll. You can see me featured in this segment as the resident zoologist and shark guide. SHARK is an incredible series highlighting the plight of British sharks, watch the full episode here.
This year we are bringing back 'Shark-Cast' the podcast brought to you by Basking Shark Scotland. In this episode we are discussing memories from the last shark season in Coll. Listen here.
I was honoured to be asked to speak on the 'Artivism Chat' along side a panel of extremely talented and passionate artivists, the talk was recorded on clubhouse, you can listen along here
Rachel features on the Shark Guardian blog, the Whole Tooth Podcast and creates a design for the RSPB
During the month on November I was featured as Shark Guardians Eco Artist of the Month, you can read my interview with Shark Guardian here. I also joined Dr Isla Hodgson on the 'Whole Tooth' podcast by the Save Our Seas Foundation, discussing all things basking sharks, listen along here.
In October I was approached by the RPSB to create a design for their COP26 campaign, this is a limited edition design raising money for the RSPB - you can shop the collection here
Rachel Brooks Sony World Photo Shortlist
In 2020 I was shortlisted in the Sony World Photography Awards open competition in 'Natural World & Wildlife'. They later featured my image as one of their favourite under water shots!