Year of 2017

Cleaning at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County, California

The dioramas in the Hall of African Mammals at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County need to be cleaned from time to time. Luckily, a photographer was there to get this shot of good old-fashioned elephant vacuuming. The dioramas are handcrafted by a team of artists who work to make every scene in the museum not just educational but realistic and dramatically compelling—a visual story of life in the wild.

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is the largest natural and historical museum in the western United States, Its collections include nearly 35 million specimens and artifacts and cover 4.5 billion years of history. This large collection is comprised not only of specimens for exhibition, but also of vast research collections housed on and offsite.
Address: 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Phone: (213) 763-3466
Established: 1913