Elle Kaye Taxidermy About

Photo: In Alberta Canada in 2019 learning about native wildlife on a protected trail, looking at naturally shed antlers and naturally found animal skulls.

I am a professional taxidermist practising in Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.


I specialise in birds, and only work with animals that die of natural causes. I am professionally trained in Fine Art and Sculpture and did my training at Loughborough University and with model-makers thereafter.

I have been fortunate to be featured across many mainstream news outlets for my taxidermy work and regularly exhibit in galleries across London. I am a confident speaker, and have given lectures for educational facilities and PR events. My work has been used in film, photoshoots and editorials, and is in many private collections across the world, including the Netherlands, Germany, Dubai and the United States of America.

I am a keen birdwatcher and conservationist, and see my work as a contribution towards taxonomy and the preservation of our species. I am devoted to protecting wildlife and try to be an ambassador for animals in all of my endeavours. My recent podcast, Specimens, is my attempt to open the dialogue about our planet, and the ways we can help to protect it. I am always looking for more opportunities to engage in conservation work, so please get in touch if this is something I can help with.

It is also my ambition to make the taxidermy industry more diverse and inclusive, especially for BIPOC and LGBTQ+. For resources, please get in touch where I would be more than happy to advise and instruct accordingly.

To support my Patreon please click here. 

For examples of my work please visit a full photographic archive on my Instagram.