Being a great taxidermist in all fields is a difficult task to achieve. Just because a taxidermist is a world champion in birds, doesn’t mean that they can paint a fish. A lot of taxidermists focus on a few main areas of taxidermy, whether it’s shoulder mounts, medium mammals, African, fish, or birds. Focus on same type of animal you want mounted when browsing through the pictures and display animals in the showroom. If you are looking for the highest quality work, find someone who specializes in that species.