SCIENCE

These Spectacular Nature Photos 'Evoke A Sense Of Time & Origins'

Prepare to be filled with awe.

A new exhibition featuring the work of celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting aims to tell the natural history of Earth -- from the first stirrings of life to the incredible biodiversity seen on our planet today.

"My mission was to create images of nature -- from volcanoes to tree frogs -- that could evoke a sense of time and origins," Lanting said in a written statement. "I wanted to apply both new scientific ideas to my subjects and new photographic concepts to my images. My approach has been that of a storyteller who draws on characters for the sake of telling a larger tale."

The exhibition, entitled LIFE: A Journey Through Time, will be on display at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles from Oct. 24 to March 20.  

More than 70 images by Lanting will be featured. Scroll down for a sneak peek at six of the images. Enjoy!

  • A flower hat jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
    Frans Lanting/The Annenberg Space for Photography
    A flower hat jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California.
  • Giant tortoises at dawn in the Galapagos Islands.
    Frans Lanting/The Annenberg Space for Photography
    Giant tortoises at dawn in the Galapagos Islands.
  • A tidal surge in New Zealand.
    Frans Lanting/The Annenberg Space for Photography
    A tidal surge in New Zealand.
  • A volcano at dawn in Hawaii.
    Frans Lanting/The Annenberg Space for Photography
    A volcano at dawn in Hawaii.
  • A desert spadefoot toad in Central Australia.
    Frans Lanting/The Annenberg Space for Photography
    A desert spadefoot toad in Central Australia.
  • A geyser at dawn in Nevada.
    Frans Lanting/The Annenberg Space for Photography
    A geyser at dawn in Nevada.

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