Bob Wick is a photographer and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) wilderness specialist. He contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.
The Carrizo Plain is an amazing canvas for wildflower photography, with a landscape dominated by white alkali flats, vast open grasslands and a broad plain rimmed by mountains. (Learn more about Carrizo Plain in Wick's Expert Voices essay "How to Photograph Wildflowers".)
Flowers in abundance
Colors on a canvas
Setting the stage
Lighting the flowers
Get down and groovy
Getting some perspective
Hide and seek
Playing with shade
Monolopia lanceolata flowers in Carrizo Plain National Monument. Note that using new software and equipment, you can now easily capture 360 degree panoramic images. Check out Panorama 1 and Panorama 2 in my online photo gallery.
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