The studio has turned into somewhat of a zoo these last few weeks . . .  well a collection of rare and endangered and extinct animals. To be more precise, a wonderful series of photographs of taxidermies by Sean Dooley.

They have just opened as an exhibition at The Horniman Museum in South London and are the results of a project that has been years in the making, researching and tracking some incredibly rare specimens. Only two examples of the ‘Lord Howe Swamphen’ still exist in the world. It has been extinct since the early 19th century. Not to mention the fact that only 126 Kakapo Parrots are alive and well in the world. What are we doing to the planet and our fellow species?

Anyway, I feel as though I have got to know a few more of them and almost consider them friends. But then I do spend too much time in the dark.


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