Arachnologist Cor Vink has a special interest in the systematics of New Zealand spiders, and he has also worked on spider ecology, biosecurity and biological control. He has produced over 50 scientific articles and in 2010 he co-authored an illustrated guide to the spider families of New Zealand. Cor works as Curator of Natural History at Canterbury Museum. Bryce McQuillan is a freelance wildlife photographer specialising in macro; spiders are his main passion. His work has featured in magazines around the world, particularly New Zealand Geographic.