Today, the American Museum of Natural History put online their entire catalog of archival images. The Digital Special Collection consists of over 7,000 photos, slides, and illustration spanning the world over. We sifted through the pile and picked out a few favorites.

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Shell and Coral Hall looking west, 4th floor, main building

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Mountain goat, Jasper National Park, Alberta


Lake Kariba, Zambia

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Rock shelter showing cliff formation, Paleolithic caves, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac, Dordogne, France


Devils Tower, photograph for use in Mule Deer Group, Hall of North American Mammals


Limpkins, Harney's River, The Everglades, Florida, 1906


Man hunting alligator with gun, Cape Romano, Florida, 1907


Thylacinus cynocephalus from Gould's The mammals of Australia


Solar eclipse as seen from Baker, Oregon, 1918, left panel in triptych, by Howard Russell Butler, 1925


Men working with piles of salt, Haywards, California, 1870


South Rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona


Aftermath of tornado, Woodhaven, Long Island, New York


Wild flowers, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming


Young horned owls perched on branch, North America


Clusters, nebulae, and comets from Burritt's Atlas designed to illustrate Burritt's Geography of the heavens

To take your own journey through the museum's vast archive, head over to the Digital Special Collection website.