LISTEN, WE LOVE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS BUT THEY CAN BE WEIRD

Ah, the natural history museum, where lifelike dioramas celebrate nature in all its splendor. An ungulate, suffocating in plastic. Monkeys, chattering beneath a skylight. A flock of cranes, enthralled by the glow of monitors in the distance.

Photography: Diane Fox | Words: Laura Mallonee

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Wrapped, Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Tiger and Flowers, Natural History Museum, London, England

Alligator, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada

Animals Reflecting, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California

Birds, Fernbank Museum, Atlanta, Georgia

Poached, Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern, Switzerland

Escape, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Giraffe Drinking, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Flock, Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Zebra, Naturhistorisches Museum Wein, Vienna, Austria

Porcupine Family, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Los Angeles

Monkeys, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

Successful Hunt, Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Halo, Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis, Minnesota