From Smiling Seals to Exploding Landscapes, Photographers Journey to Earth's Most Dangerous Places For "Extreme Exposure"

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Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park  Florida photo
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Clyde Butcher has spent 40 years exploring nature—preserving unique and threatened ecosystems in black and white. Here, he captures the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in Florida.

He explains that "mysteriously named plants like Guzmania and Ghost Orchid enticed me to explore the Fakahatchee Strand. Studded with native Royal Palms and numerous tropical plants, which are found only in the Strand and Central America, the Fakahatchee is truly a remarkable place."

The Annenberg Center for Photography itself is a unique place. As the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, the center stands not only as a venue for the art form but as a service to the community.

Image credit: Clyde Butcher

All images are part of the Extreme Exposure exhibit, October 23, 2010 — April 17, 2011, at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles