Beauty and the Beast
Both art and science are seamlessly woven into this inspirational coffee table book that sparks hope and action.
Wildflowers As You've Never Seen Them Before
190 exquisite images with 18 thought provoking short stories by passionate nature writers, scientists and environmental leaders.
Rob and Nita carefully photographed each flower in the field, lugging 80 pounds of cameras and their “natural light” studio equipment.
A 27 Year Photographic Journey
An award-winning coffee table book so beautiful you may need to buy a better coffee table.
"Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change" Award-Winning Book and Exhibit
By conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, recipients of the Sierra Club's 2020 Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.
"Rob and Nita’s passion for the flowered world allows us to look more closely see more deeply into the beauty of the lands we walk."
Terry Tempest Williams
Author, conservationist, activist
"This exquisite book celebrates California’s native wildflowers for what they are: works of art, honed over millennia, with the same right to exist as everything else.... In the end, it boils down to this: how diminished our world would be without flowering plants, and how foolish we all would be to allow even a single one to slip away. After all, when we save other species, we’re actually saving ourselves."
National Geographic photographer and founder of the Photo Ark
“OMG...your book is a masterpiece. First I cried at the beauty of the flowers, then I felt kinship with the stories...especially Wendy Tokuda’s description of broom pulling. My sentiments exactly, only expressed better than I could hope to. This book belongs in every school, library, and home.”
Retired Fire Captain
"I've read all of the essays and looked at every page with awe. Such an amazing tome. I'm carrying it around like a baby (a big baby) sharing it with friends and family. Thank you again for pursuing and completing this project."
Proud owner of a Deluxe Limited Edition
"Nita and Rob’s portrait of California’s wondrous plant diversity is gorgeous and eye opening. This book will encourage love for this planet’s magnificent and diverse living species and a desire to fight to save life on Earth.
Executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity
"THANK YOU for the gift of your art. Antelope Valley (page 2-3) took my breath away. Lake County (page 4-5) brought tears to my eyes. I moaned out loud when I saw the Wrapped Iris. Just amazing. You have made the world a better place."
Regular Edition Owner
Keeping Nature in Your Lives
Become a Citizen Scientist
You are needed and it's fun
Kids and parents can become “Citizen Scientists” - observing and recording Nature in your own neighborhoods and backyards.....
Listen for Nature's Sounds
Even out your window
Take time to look out the window and see what is happening outdoors. Step outside or open your window and listen to the birds singing....
Nature in All Forms Heals
When you can't get out
Bring nature into your home with books, TV programs and videos about the natural world. Nature in all forms, even imagery, has been proven to reduce stress and ...