There are many conservation and wildlife communicators (photographers, broadcasters, writers etc.) that I admire, and have left me in awe of their dedication, ability and character.

Without doubt, the most important would be Sir David Attenborough, who over 30 years ago with his Life on Earth series engaged me so deeply in the natural world, that I decided to become a zoologist. Sir David continues to humble and inspire me.

Additionally, my overall bioethics and sense of justice and fairness for human and non-human species has been strong influenced by the thinking of Peter Singer, who I was fortunate enough to complete some post-graduate bioethics training under many years ago.

In the photographic world, and in no particular order, I marvel at the following peoples’ ability in this area.

Paul NicklenJoel SartoreBrian SkerryNick BrandtBrent StirtonDaisy Gilardini

Finally, my mother Margaret and my partner Heather have set benchmarks for me as to what it is to be a truly kind and tolerant person. For this, I am truly grateful and in awe.