From an early age, I have always had a deep appreciation and love for animals. It very well may have started as a by-product of listening to David Attenborough every Sunday evening, captivated by his contagious enthusiasm, awe and love for the natural world. There was a time when I thought about marine biology, zoology and natural history film-making, but my path led elsewhere. Nevertheless, I still look at the natural world with wonder and respect especially these days when my awareness of its and our fragility has become more present in my every day life.