Phew, when stepping out into the cold London night, it's events like this that serve to remind you to keep trying to do, whatever it is you want to do.
I really believe that the more conservation, environment, wildlife and nature bloggers out there, the more mainstream environmentalism will become. That can only be a good thing.
Photography is an incredibly important tool in conservation. You can have all the data and research papers in the world, but unless you inspire action then conservation will remain an uphill struggle.
The latest accidental science communication phenomenon is #IAmAScientistBecause - prompting scientists from all around the world to share their inspiration and motivation and passion for science.
Last month, Craig Turner and I were excited to have an article in The Biologist magazine about biological expeditions, something which we are both pretty passionate about.
The only way we will tackle conservation issues successfully is with a diverse range of people from all walks of life, both men and women, from many different countries with many different skills...
Interested in conservation? Here's 100 of the best conservation related Twitter accounts, including official organisations, scientists, campaigners, journalists, photographers and news sites.