One of the many things that separates us as humans from the rest of the animal kingdom is without a doubt our ability to express ourselves artistically. Whether it’s created through painting, writing, dance, theater, or photography, art is about not only recording the human experience for posterity, but elevating it to new levels. The work of today’s and yesterday’s famous landscape photographers captures the profound beauty of Mother Nature and her connection to humanity in a way that is both commemorative and creative.

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