I thought I would post some photos that remind me just how incredible our planet is. Take orchids for example. They are one of the most beautiful and fascinating flowering plants out there.
Last April, Jean and I (both long time orchid lovers) spent a while photographing orchids at a private botanical garden, La Encantada, in Huayapan, Oaxaca. Octavio Suárez has collected more than 700 orchids and his dedicated efforts protect approximately 90% of the species known in Mexico. Octavio is so passionate about orchids and it was inspiring to learn about them from him and explore the stunning world he has carefully created and conserved.