Aaron first met Paul while walking his dog, and could see how meticulous he was in photographing his subject. First becoming interested in dragonflies while out exploring the New Forest, Paul wanted to capture the little "beasts" on camera to share his experiences with others.
Having approached Paul and introduced himself as a cameraman, Aaron reached out a few weeks later to suggest that they make a short film together.
Nigel Marven revealed how close Dragonflies with Paul Ritchie came to making it into the top 5, "we had a long discussion about whether this should have been one of the commended films. It really made me want to get out and identify dragonflies in my garden."