Sean Dooley Photography \ 07957 132932 \

Natural history collections are a physical catalogue of the amazing
diversity of nature. They allow scientists to describe and
understand species; they also provide a firsthand opportunity for
the public to experience the variety of life on our planet.

However, every preserved specimen represents a life lost. The human
need to understand, enjoy and benefit from nature must be balanced
against the right of other species to the continuation of life. This
balance is all too often lost, with human interests taking

These photos portray specimens of entire species that are losing, or
have lost, the fight for survival. Because of their rarity these
specimens are important, as sources of knowledge that can help
conserve species and as reminders of the beauty of these lost and
fading species.

The After Life book is now available from