This is the Namibian taxidermy factory – where over 6,000 animals are stuffed every year for trophy hunters.
These intriguing images were taken inside the workshop of Louw Mel, just outside the capital Windhoek – where business is apparently booming.
The animals are reportedly particularly popular with super-rich Germans and Americans – who pay up almost £60,000 to have their creature of choice shot, stuffed and shipped.
Louw’s 45 professional staff skin the animals, before tanning the skin and dividing up the meat – which is all regarded as a delicacy, except for snake meat.
Then, the animal is stuffed with a foam mold, the skin is hand-sewn, and glass eyes are attached.
Taxidermy is legal in Namibia, and one anonymous hunting guide said: ‘If you have enough money, you can usually shoot what you want.”