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Ice Storm

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Visiting my father’s house, one year to the day after his death, I awoke to a world of ice.

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- Jan 10, 2018
Things We Don’t See in the Woods

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I began my photographic journey around the age of 14, when my parents gave me a 120 Yashika camera. I was fascinated to see the upside-down image on the ground glass, and even more astounded when the prints…

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- Dec 13, 2017
Life as a Scientific Illustrator

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I grew up drawing animals. Birds, bugs, whales, my cat, anything you can think of, including animals that didn’t exist. My best friend and I would sit for hours doing nothing else.

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- May 18, 2017
Connecting with Biodiversity Using Macro Photography

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In a  2013 article published by American Entomologist, a trio of authors contemplated the importance of macro photography in documenting biodiversity. In their abstract, they summarize: "Digital macrophotography…

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- Apr 11, 2017
Creating Ice Storms

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Ice storms are extreme winter weather events that inspire wonder and fear in people who live and work in northern temperate and boreal forests around the world. They are major causes of disturbance in…

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- Mar 20, 2016
The Matter of Life and Death

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As a lifelong photographer and multi-disciplinary artist, I am repeatedly drawn to the harsh beauty of the elemental transformations that occur in our everyday lives. I have photographed birth, death,…

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- Feb 11, 2016
Drought in the Southwest

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Cycles of wet and dry have occurred for as long as the planet has been revolving around the sun, since dinosaurs roamed the shores of an inland sea that now makes up the Raton-Clayton volcanic field in…

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- Jul 26, 2015
Outsider Nature Art Photography

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If Rock|Stone speaks – what does it say? These fine-art, photographic, naturally-sculpted works, which underscore the magic and fluidity of perception, were chosen for inclusion in a pioneering 2010 publication.…

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- Sep 07, 2013
Malama `Aina: Taking Care of the Land

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The Hawaiian Islands are unique in that they are both inhabited and extremely isolated. This contributes to the complexity of their habitats and, ultimately, their vulnerability. Each island has a unique…

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- Jun 19, 2013
Old Man of the Forest

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Over the last several decades, human activity, including the development of palm oil plantations, has caused massive deforestation in the Borneo rainforest. More recently, the Malaysian government has…

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- Apr 15, 2013
The Flow of Changing Light

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Whether walking through an ancient rain forest in the Queen Charlotte Islands or hiking up a mountain in northern New Mexico, photographer Lisa Bayne is in awe of the endless variations and flow of changing…

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- Apr 01, 2013
Bali’s Serenity

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This unique photo gallery celebrates the interdependence between Balinese subsistence communities and the landscape. While traveling through Bali in 2011, photographer Caroline Braker was inspired to capture…

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- Aug 27, 2012