Insects are the most diverse group of organisms on the planet. There are more than a million species globally and around 24,000 species found in Britain! They provide a wide variety of essential ecosystem services such as pollination, pest control, nutrient cycling, decomposition and serve as food for many vertebrates.

A world without insects would be a desolate one, in which humans would be unlikely to survive!

People are often shocked to see that the insects I photograph can be found here in Britain. It's easy to think that all of the interesting species are in the tropics but if you take the time to look, we have a stunning array of incredible examples!

I recommend learning to appreciate all of the insects, not just the pretty or familiar ones. Consider their purpose and the consequences we and future generations could face, should they disappear entirely.

The insects are everything.

And they're pretty cool too.