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"Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change" Award-Winning Book, Traveling Exhibit, and Future Audio-described Book

By conservation photographers Rob Badger and Nita Winter, recipients of the Sierra Club's 2020 Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography.

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Rob Badger and Nita Winter with Joel Sartore, National Geographic photographer and founder of the Photo Ark.

"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...."

Joel Sartore

National Geographic photographer and founder of the Photo Ark

"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

A picture of Kieran Suckling, Executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity.

"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.

Kieran Suckling

Executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity

Please help us make our beautiful book accessible to people who are visually impaired.

Imagine if you can't see the beauty and diversity of our wildflower images. Experience an audio-description. Make a donation.

A woman and man with heavy back packs  and grey hair hiking by a lake.

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Because we are so passionate about sharing and protecting nature’s beauty we found a way to help the visually impaired connect with the natural world. Experience a sample audio-description. Help us create our unique audiobook and share our world of wildflowers. Please identify project as "Beauty and the Beast." We are most grateful.

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Collaboration of Many Hearts and Minds

Co-published with the California Native Plant Society and the help of over a dozen organizations.

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Integrating Art, Science and Storytelling

Images and words are woven together to tell the wildflower’s story.

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Get a peak at how Rob and Nita create their floral portraits in the field. 

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