Over the years of photographing and studying Collembola and the mesofauna, I've connected with some amazing people. The latest result is this website, so I'd like to thank everyone who has supported, tolerated and encouraged my obsession so far.
Dr. Penny Greenslade, who from an initial email exchange, has become a good friend and the only person I know that I can talk to about Collembola all day without worrying about anyone getting bored. She is a force of nature.
Frans Janssens, the main ID guy on Flickr for Collembola and co-founder of collembola.org- an invaluable and singular resource for all collembologists. Without him, sharing photos on line wouldn't be half as fun.
Dr. Art Borkent, a world expert in Ceratopogonidae, the biting midges, for generously sharing some of his knowledge and remaining tolerant of my clumsy and on-going enquiries into the Forcipomyiinae.
Dr José Palacios-Vargas for his friendship and hospitality who generously invited me to Mexico to study and photograph Collembola. He also showed me the delights of Mexican food as well as giving me the chance to accompany him to some amazing parts of his country. He's now the second person apart from Penny who is happy to talk about Collembola all day. And his students are awesome.
Dr Magdalena Vásquez González, her family and students for their kindness, hospitality and generosity to a foreigner with no Spanish. And for helping to fuel a new obsession with the Opilioacaridae, double thanks!
Sarah Lloyd and Ron Nagorcka for their fun, friendship, passion and hospitality. I now know a little more about Myxomycetes.
Matty Campbell-Ellis and family for their friendship and hospitality and letting me explore and learn about the Tasmanian rainforest with them.
The Tripps for their constant support and friendship and giving me a home when I needed one.
Bob Meher and Heather Stewart for their hospitality and taking time out to show me around Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.
My Auntie Monica, Lucy, sister Fiona and her family for their continued support and interest in my unusual journey. It means more to me than I let on.
The community of macro photographers on Flickr who have been there over the years, sharing skills and photos of this beautiful tiny world we love so much.
Rik Littlefield and his amazing macro photography stacking programme, Zerene Stacker. Without Zerene, many of my photos wouldn't exist. And over the years, he still personally answers all my queries and stupidity problems with more patience than I probably deserve...
And to all my friends across the world, heartfelt thanks for being there.