A Moveable Beast by Helge Skodvin

A few years back, Norwegian photographer Helge Skodvin, was given permission to document the migration of the natural history department Taxidermy collections moved into temporary storage from the University Museum in Bergen, Norway. And even long after death, animals can still be displaced by habitat loss, and in this wonderful ‘A Moveable Beast’ series, Skodvin’s photographed the fragile and delicate moves of some pieces older than 150 years.

On a side note: It took about seven strong men to lift the stuffed African elephant onto a pallet, although in these photos no humans are seen, only taxidermy idling in transit.

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