Most wildlife photographers spend their time out in the field trying to capture fleeting scenes of animals we may know the names of but in truth have no real connection with. So we are already in unfamiliar terrain. Jim Naughten and I meet for tea, and I discover that he took his camera out behind the scenes (and after hours) at the UK’s top natural history museums.

There, over a period of years, he scrutinised and studied skeletons and stuffed specimens, developing a fascination with dioramas, which he used as a jumping-off point for a new exhibition whose name – Eremozoic – is ...


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