Empathy with our threatened 'next of kin'

Photo of exhibit in "Next of Kin: Seeing Extinction through the Artist's Lens,'' by Christina Seely of the Canary Project, in a perspective on the biodiversity extinction crisis, at the Harvard {University} Museum of Natural History, in Cambridge, through June 4.

The museum says that "special photography techniques and rare specimens from Harvard's collections evoke empathy with our 'next of kin.'''