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A photographer, naturalist, and educator living in Oakland, California, Becky Jaffe teaches biology to Bay Area high school students and leads environmental science tours at the University of California’s Botanical Garden at Berkeley.

Using in-camera techniques that stretch the photographic medium to create painterly effects, Becky fuses an artist’s sensibility with a biologist’s curiosity in order to communicate reverence for the natural world.

Images are edited minimally in Lightroom according to the guidelines established by Audubon magazine, limited to cropping and brightness adjustments and dust spot removal.