The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, located on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Photographer Chip Clark captured some amazing photographs of the huge collections at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. This stunning photographs reveals the behind the scenes of this museum which contains over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks and other objects.

The NMNH is part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, which is currently the largest museum and research complex worldwide.

These collections serve as primary reference materials for exploring and understanding the solid Earth and planet, biological and cultural diversity, evolutionary relationships, biological conservation, and global change. They help us to interpret our biological origins, our cultural heritage, and what the future may hold