We clearly love getting up close and personal with nature at The Nature Conservancy, but there’s something about an incredible macro photograph that reconnects us with our mission and passion for protecting the natural world. This crisp close-up of a sunflower by Flickr photographer AndyKnight2009 has us in awe. How cool is Mother Nature? Thanks for sharing your image through The Nature Conservancy’s Flickr group, Andy!
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