Avalanche Lilies, Mount Rainier National Park, Cascade Range, Washington. All flowers are photographed in the field still attached to the plant with a natural light studio. From Rob Badger and Nita Winter’s “Beauty and the Beast: Wildflowers and Climate Change”
Rob Badger’s 2009 Wildlife Photographer of the Year (WPY) award winning wildflower landscape (category: Wild Places) is one of 200 images selected to be included in their 50th Anniversary book. Sponsored by the British Museum of Natural History and the BBC Worldwide, the competition “provides a global showcase of the very best nature photography.” His photo was selected from a pool of 50 years’ worth of contest images.
Our congratulations to Badger on this honor!
– Bart J. Cannon, Executive Director