… Whilst searching through my archive to find pictures for the new portfolio section on this site I came across a fascinating story I shot 5 years ago whilst visiting the World Taxidermy Championships in America with a British film crew. Needless to say, the whole thing has totally engrossed me again for the second time around, and so here I present to you a selection of pictures from that weekend for your enjoyment.
Infamous serial ‘Best in World’ winner, Canadian Ken Walker stands with his extinct prehistoric Irish elk which was created using anatomical books and the skins of 3 modern day cousins of this beast. Ken shocked the judges in 2003 by producing a Giant Panda at the world show, one of the most loved and endangered species on the planet. As it turned out however, no cuddly pandas had died for his art… just two ‘normal’ bears, one of which had had its fur bleached to create the giant wonder.
Jeanette Hall, from Spring Creek, Arizona stands with her pedestall-mounted Appaloosa horse which gained 3rd Place in the professional category. You can read more about this picture HERE.
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