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Picture This Photo Contest for June 2010

For this month’s Picture This photo contest, we’re thrilled  to have a returning  judge whose last stint was a huge hit. Joshua McCullough is the creator of PhytoPhoto, a specialist collection of expertly identified botanical, horticultural and environmental photos; images supplied to a wide variety of print mediums. His work is outstanding: it’s worth your time to check it out.

“I spent a fair bit of time mulling over how to use this opportunity to begin the new round of photo contests. It is quite an honor to be able to select a theme and view the excellent submissions of this deservedly popular part of GGW for the second time and I wanted a theme that would do justice to the time and effort I know everyone puts into their submission. Something interesting, something easily conceptualized and yet completely individual in potential interpretation. Something grand, no… something epic.

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On the Hunt

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[Note from Nan: We here at GGW were honored to have plantsman and photographer Joshua McCullough of PhytoPhoto judge our Picture This photo contest in November, and we’re equally delighted to have him join us as a Guest Contributor with this exciting account of plant hunting in Central America.]

Every step on this mountain is either up or down. A string of iconic, cone shaped volcanoes runs picture perfect through the Guatemalan Highlands separating the second largest city, know as Xela, from the majestic Lake Atitlàn. It is over one of these 11,600 ft verdant, steam puffing apices, Volcàn Zunil, that our path of exploration leads. Dave Demers and I have chosen this area of the Western Highlands because of the unique intersection of North and South American flora as well as the mix of tropical and freezing montane environments. And as the day breaks and the altimeter rises with each step, the results of this rarified combination are rendered all around us in the intricate detail of plant life. Continue Reading →

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