Posts Tagged ‘The Secret Life of Plants’

How do you capture the image of a 140-foot-tall tree in the middle of a dense rainforest? If you’re National Geographic Explorer Nirupa Rao, you pull out your paints. Celebrate Earth Day by learning how Rao pulls from the centuries-old practice of botanical illustration to catalog and celebrate native plant life of the southern Indian rainforest—even when king cobras and leeches get in the way—and introduce new audiences to this hidden kingdom.


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