Media coverage

I am a passionate science communicator and educator. I also love using live arthropods when talking about small and misunderstood animals. Here you can find some of the media coverage of my research and other activities I’ve taken part in:

Article about my photographic work and my award-winning image “Beautiful Bloodsucker” in Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, Royal Ontario Museum’s magazine (May 2022):
https://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/magazine/i-really-wanted-to-see-that-fly

 

Article about my experience photographing my winning image “Beautiful Bloodsucker” in Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, Natural History Museum (April 2022):
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-the-worlds-most-beautiful-mosquito.html

 

Interview for 13 News Channel about my winning image “The Spider Room” in Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition (November 2021):
https://13tv.co.il/item/vod/news/daily-news-with-almog-boker/clips/spider-photographer-1403721/

 

News feature about my winning image “Spinning the cradle” in Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, Science magazine (October 2021):
https://www.science.org/content/article/news-glance-covid-19-s-toll-tb-care-new-rules-nonstick-chemicals-and-spinning-spider

 

Interview about my winning image “Beautiful Bloodsucker” in Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, CBC Radio (September 2021):
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-thursday-edition-1.6162616/how-a-canadian-photographer-captured-this-stunning-image-of-a-dangerous-mosquito-1.6161332

 

News article about my winning image “Beautiful Bloodsucker” in Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, BBC News (September 2021):
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58398905

 

Interview for Fairchild TV Toronto’s Timeline Magazine about “Bugs in our homes” (January 2021):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yj9DT5ku2w

 

Live interview for CTV News at Six Toronto about “Doritos: A Suit for the Bold” spider challenge to promote the “Spider-Man: Far From Home” movie (July 2019):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbF5fZ3rxgk

 

Live venom milking demonstration for CP24 Breakfast, promoting “ROM for the Holidays” and “Spiders: Fear & Fascination” exhibition (December 2018):
https://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=1568549

 

News article about spider venom milking at the Royal Ontario Museum’s “Spiders: Fear & Fascination” exhibition, CBC News Toronto (December 2018):
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/spider-milking-royal-ontario-museum-1.4957703

 

Article about wrangling live spiders for Royal Ontario Museum’s “Spiders: Fear & Fascination” exhibition, Royal Ontario Museum’s magazine (December 2018):
https://www.rom.on.ca/en/collections-research/magazine/wrangling-live-spiders

 

Video about my work as the senior spider wrangler at the Royal Ontario Museum’s “Spiders: Fear & Fascination” exhibition, by Curiosity in Focus (October 2018):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZjEClocvY0

 

Live interview for CP24 Breakfast promoting “Spiders: Fear & Fascination” exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum (June 2018):
https://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=1425572

 

Presenting live whip spiders to the general public at Bug Day Ottawa (September 2016):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umNgp2IwOn8

 

Interview about my MSc research on Epomis beetles for BBC’s Nature’s Weirdest Events, Series 5 Episode 5, “Frog-killing beetles” (June 2016):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04m6pwd

 

Article about my scientific work on Epomis beetles and their interactions with amphibians, WIRED magazine (January 2016):
https://www.wired.com/2016/01/absurd-creature-of-the-week-this-toad-isnt-eating-a-bug-the-bug-is-eating-it/

 

Article about my experience rearing a parasitic botfly in my body, The Verge (January 2015):
https://www.theverge.com/2015/1/13/7537941/how-to-incubate-a-parasitic-fly-under-your-skin

 

News article about entomologists voluntarily carrying parasites inside their body, WIRED magazine (January 2015):
https://www.wired.com/2015/01/diy-bot-fly/

 

Article about my MSc research on Epomis beetles preying on amphibians, National Geographic (September 2011):
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/beetle-larva-lures-and-kills-frogs-while-the-adult-hunts-and-paralyses-them