I find this book stunning and endlessly fascinating. The chance of my seeing a headless male praying mantis still mating is remote, as is a fishing spider catching prey. But Alan has put in the long hours to capture these fleeting moments. I loved the way the photos tell stories rather than just images of critters. There's lots of sex, lots of feeding and lots of amazing closeups. I really appreciated the way every photo was labelled with its relative size - 3x or 10x ...- compared to the actual minibeast. I have spent hours with this book and know I will spend many more. I see more in each image every time I look at it. Love it!