Collections Up Close

The KU Biodiversity Institute holds 10.2 million animals, plants, fossils and archaeological artifacts collected across seven continents over 140 years. Scientists use these collections and those of other natural history museums worldwide to investigate the history and composition of life on Earth, and to forecast environmental change in the future. Just as genetic analysis can be a revelation among species, macrophotography reveals details not immediately observed: colors, textures and patterns emerge when the specimens are viewed up close.

The exhibit is now closed but you can see some of the images below. 

These specimens were photographed by Lawrence freelance photographer Brian Goodman. Since opening his own studio in 2005, Brian has worked for a wide range of clients and his images are currently represented by several international stock photography agencies.