See below for a collection of related websites, covering identification and photographic techniques.


General Reference

Encyclopedia of life

All the images on this website are also accessible via “EOL”, a project to produce an online reference encyclopedia of all known/named species on planet. A useful website for checking pictures and other information such as distribution, synonyms etc.


A british equivalent to EOL, focusing primarily on endangered species. The photos on the website are more artistically composed than EOL, aimed at high impact, rather than scientific value.


Beetles (Coleoptera)

A useful website for looking up information on any of the 4000+ species of beetle in Britain and Ireland.




The software developer (HeliconSoft) website for the image stacking program used to create most of the images on this website. Contains a lot of information not just about their products, but about techniques and equipment as well.