Life in the extreme

In the ice of the polar regions, in thermal waters or in extreme humidity – protozoa can exist under most incredible conditions. Usually they are very tiny and can hardly be shown as originals. Therefore magnified illustrations and microscopic preparations serve as basis for models, which are created in our taxidermy department. In our upcoming exhibition “The world of taxidermy” the process of modelling is explained. “The world of taxidermy” opens on April 15, 2015.
© NHM Wien, Lois Lammerhuber