Ballooning Spiders


Biologist Dr Erica Morley at the University of Bristol asked me if I could photograph ballooning spiders for a British Arachnological Society article and a forthcoming research paper. We didn’t have much time but, being an invertebrate and science enthusiast I was excited to try. I’m pleased to say that Dr Morley's inspired research with Prof. Daniel Robert made the cover of the journal Current Biology. Subsequently, the research and pictures have been picked up by the press internationally. Visually, it’s a subject I hope to dedicate more time to soon. You can read the original paper here: Electric Fields Elicit Ballooning in Spiders.