Visualizing Nature - Nature and Landscape Photography - Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences - Purdue University
Visualizing Nature Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

Nature and Landscape Photography

As landscape photography the images document and make visible the features, events, scenes and spaces of our environment.  The images depict landforms, weather events, lighting conditions, and the plants and animals that make up our natural landscapes. Visual texture, color, and value structure are important elements used in representing nature.  As nature photography the images capture and display wildlife and plants in their natural settings, highlighting the behaviors of wildlife, the textures of plants, and the spatial arrangement and openness of landscapes. Using macro and telephoto lenses, nature is captured up-close or from afar.

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