The story of the discovery of the Taung Skull

The story of the discovery of the Taung Skull

Bernhard Zipfel, Photographic Competition Second Runner-up: The most iconic specimen Taung is a village situated in the North West Province approximately 80 km North of Kimberley. In 1924 Taung was the site of a limestone quarry. Limestone has many different uses. For...
Old Fourlegs

Old Fourlegs

Louanne Kirton, Photographic Competition Second Runner-up: The ugliest specimen On 22 December 1938, Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the Curator of the East London Museum, received a call from the Captain of the Nerine fishing trawler, Hendrik Goosen. He had just returned...
Why you need Jack in your life: 101 reasons

Why you need Jack in your life: 101 reasons

Maxine Manickum, Photographic Competition First Runner-up: The ugliest specimen If you were given one minute to describe this specimen, what would you say?What you see is not what you get. The dried specimen is deceiving, the actual fruit skin is yellow or green in...
Old Fourlegs

Old Fourlegs

Louanne Kirton, Photographic Competition Second Runner-up: The ugliest specimen On 22 December 1938, Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, the Curator of the East London Museum, received a call from the Captain of the Nerine fishing trawler, Hendrik Goosen. He had just returned...
Deceive or die

Deceive or die

Nonkoliso Mgibantaka, Photographic Competition Winner: The ugliest specimen I describe this frogfish specimen as being so weird/unusual and wonderful, it’s just not easy to take your eyes away from it. It has a short-stocky body, rough skin, big mouth with many short...
Gone but not forgotten

Gone but not forgotten

David Allan, Photographic Competition Winner: The most iconic specimen I describe the Dodo Skeleton as a first-hand view back into a lost past. It is one of the two most complete skeletons of the Dodo anywhere in the world. Did you know? Dodos were a type of pigeon....