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Trees that can see

October 9, 2017

Trees don’t have two eyes like we do, yet they can see. They know how much light is hitting their leaves, and they know the quality of that light, too.

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Nature photography hacks with Robert Llewellyn

October 9, 2017

“If it looks familiar, it is not new.” —Robert Llewellyn

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A sneak peek at The Living Forest

September 21, 2017

From the leaves and branches of the canopy to the roots and soil of the understory, the forest is a complex, interconnected ecosystem filled with plants, birds, mammals, insects, and fungi. The Living Forest: A Visual Journey Into the Heart of the Woods by Robert Llewellyn and Joan Maloof celebrates this beautiful and mysterious system with […]

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19 amazing plants to see up close

December 1, 2016

Onset of winter weather got you down? Feed your passion for plants by snuggling up to enjoy nineteen lush images by nature photographer Robert Llewellyn from Seeing Seeds, Seeing Flowers, and Seeing Trees.

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Seeing Flowers through the photography of Robert Llewellyn

December 7, 2013

All my life, I have been looking at, prodding, poking, sniffing, and plucking at plants. These are habits born of long hours outdoors. I remember, as a very small girl in suburban southern California, squinting at and then tugging on a passionflower vine coming over our fence from the neighbor’s yard. It was so mysterious, […]

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Guess that flower

October 1, 2013

In Seeing Flowers, the photography of Robert Llewellyn helps us see flowers in a whole new way. Using a unique process that far surpasses conventional macro photography, his pictures give us a bee’s-eye view of these remarkable plants. See if you can identify the flowers in the pictures below. Answers after the jump. Ox-eye daisy […]

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Pinks, as you’ve never seen them before

September 30, 2013

Often the very first thing you notice about pinks is their delicious, spicy-sweet scent, so reminiscent of freshly ground cloves. One whiff might send you back to your grandma’s kitchen during holiday baking time, but when you open your eyes again, you’re in the summer sunshine. Pinks, carnations, Sweet Williams, and all manner of dianthus […]

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An American sycamore, like you’ve never seen one before

September 29, 2013

When it comes to nature, and our place in it, we are asked to see the big picture, to recognize that all things are part of a single, larger whole. To see the forest for the trees. In Seeing Trees, Nancy Ross Hugo suggests that to truly appreciate nature’s vitality we must get up close. “There […]

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The making of Seeing Trees

September 28, 2013

For many, the tree is a symbol of longevity, integrity, and enduring beauty. But how many of us have truly seen a tree? How well do we know the intimate details and secrets of that old familiar oak in the backyard? In Seeing Trees, author Nancy Ross Hugo teaches us a whole new way of watching […]

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