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[Aerial photography of algal blooms in South Frontenac County]
Nature’s van Gogh
Hayden Wainwright
Algal blooms appear as smears of green slime from the ground, but are beautiful pieces of abstract art from an aerial view, painted by wind and sunlight. My research takes me to lakes on the Canadian Shield affected by blooms, where I photograph them with a drone while assistants help me collect water samples. By uncovering when, where, and why they appear, we hope to restore some of Canada’s most beautiful lakes to their pristine states.
Location of photograph:
South Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada
Graduate Student, Biology
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