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Photo Essay: An Afternoon at Medellin’s Botanical Garden

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As I walk into the Jardin Botanico de Medellin, it feels less like a botanical garden and more like a lively public park. Some people are checking out the plants, but mostly it feels like a place where people come to have a picnic and enjoy the company of good friends or a good book […]

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Photo Essay: Solitaire, the Namib Desert Oasis

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Rusty truck sinking into the sand in Solitaire, Namibia

It’s called Solitaire. It was not named after a card game or a piece of jewelry, but for its remoteness. There, in the middle of the desert, you’ll find rusty old defunct trucks sinking into the dust and spiky plants rising out of it. It looks like a place where vehicles have come to die. […]

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Photo Essay: Oaxaca’s Ethnobotanical Garden

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Like a plant photography nerd rebel, I snuck into a botanical garden. Except at the time, I didn’t know that I wasn’t supposed to be there. When I walked up to the entrance, there were two security guards chatting away. I made brief eye contact with them and they didn’t say anything so I kept […]

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Photo Essay: Plants, Landscapes, and Landmarks in Oaxaca

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After spending a week and a half enveloped in the vibrant hues of the moisture-rich Caribbean, I didn’t expect Oaxaca’s arid scenery to compare. Eventually, in different ways, I found Oaxaca’s more muted tones to be equally captivating. Oaxaca’s landscape invites you to pay closer attention to subtleties of texture and shade; to be grounded […]

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