Against the backdrop of today’s inordinate health, social, political, and environmental challenges, renowned conservation photographer Ami Vitale had an idea: Harness the power of photography to change how we see the world, to create “awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries,” to help people “make sense of our commonalities,” and to remind us of the beauty and inspiration of the natural world—and what we stand to lose.

This gallery is just a taste of what grew from that idea. In cooperation with some of the world’s best nature photographers, Vitale’s initiative is making these and dozens of other stunning photographs available to help support Conservation International. You can explore the full gallery at Prints for Nature.

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