The American Museum of Natural History in New York City houses more than 32 million specimens and artifacts relating to the natural world and human cultures. The Museum showcases its collections in 46 permanent halls, and behind the scenes a scientific staff of more than 200 is at work on research and new discoveries.

All images are © American Museum of Natural History unless otherwise noted. 

 Meet the contributors from the Museum’s Photo Studio:

Denis Finnin, Director of the Photo Studio.

Craig Chesek, Principal Photographer.

Rod Mickens, Senior Staff Photographer.

Matt Shanley, Senior Staff Photographer.