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In his new book “Side Effects,” aerial photographer Kacper Kowalski took to the skies to paint a portrait of the complex relationship between humans and nature. From the sky, he captured where nature and civilization collide into aesthetic, abstract colors and shapes.

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Kacper Kowalski • Landscapes • Panos Pictures • Photo Book • Poland • World
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Socotra Island has been referred to as the “Galapagos of the Indian Ocean” for its remarkable biodiversity. More than a third of its 825 plant species, 90% of its reptile species and 95% of its land snail species are not found anywhere else. Photographer Catalina Martin-Chico visited the island off the coast of Yemen.

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Catalina Martin-Chico • Cosmos • Landscapes • World • Yemen
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Toshio Shibata takes photographs of structures that normally only a civil engineer would pause to appreciate. Dams and buoys and dirty water are not what anyone would envision while thinking of Japan’s most eye-catching landscapes. But when captured by Shibata, they take on a simple, stark beauty.

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Asia • Japan • Landscapes • Photo Exhibit • Toshio Shibata • World
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Aerial photographer Alex MacLean estimates he has spent about 6,000 hours in the sky photographing American farms. His unique perspective depicts the dramatically changing agricultural landscape in the U.S., something he has been drawn to since he started flying nearly 40 years ago.

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Aerial Photography • Agriculture • Alex S. MacLean • Landscapes • U.S.
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Photographer Josef Hoflehner and his 25-year-old son Jakob started to slowly build a body of work titled “Patience” in 2006. “Once we find preferred spots we often wait for days, often a week, and sometimes even longer just to get the right weather and light combination," Hoflehner says.

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Josef Hoflehner • Landscapes • World
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For his project exploring the small mountain towns and mining communities in the American West, Bryan Schutmaat tried to emanate the beauty and sorrow of Richard Hugo’s poetry. The poet’s work focusing on the Northwest during the Depression often directed Schutmaat to certain towns.

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American West • Bryan Schutmaat • Fine Art Photography • Landscapes • Photo Exhibit • Portraits • U.S.
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Camille Seaman is known for her dramatic images of icebergs that reveal the beauty of these ancient yet threatened objects. Since 2008, she has focused on producing powerful images of storm clouds brewing throughout the Midwest, in what she considers an extension of her iceberg work.

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Camille Seaman • Landscapes • U.S. • Weather