Confiscated animal goods – A tiger skin is among the illegal items that have been confiscated over the years at Warsaw Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland. Photographer Adam Lach recently documented some of the items as part of his project "Human Tsunami."
Confiscated animal goods – A polar bear skin lies on a cart at the airport. For Lach, the illegal wildlife trade symbolizes the devastation that can result from human thoughtlessness.
Confiscated animal goods – This lizard skin handbag was owned by a hunter who wanted to stand out among his peers.
Confiscated animal goods – A snake skin coat is held up in Warsaw. "This project aims to show human arrogance and folly and to build in us humility," Lach said.
Confiscated animal goods – A man smuggled this elephant's leg from Africa. He said his neighbor used one as a garbage can. He wanted to use it as an umbrella stand.
Confiscated animal goods – A traveler wanted to bring back this Nile crocodile to use as a bathroom rug.
Confiscated animal goods – A stuffed vervet monkey. Lach says these days, smuggling efforts are more likely to involve someone trying to transport a baby monkey or pass off a serval -- an African wild cat -- as a domestic cat.
Confiscated animal goods – Lach used a black background for some of his photos. "I wanted to isolate these exhibits to give them the rank of authenticity and pain," he said.