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Giant tree with branches spreading to the edges - Photography by Som Prasad

Celebrating Earth Day 2023

On April 22, 2023, over one billion people across 190 countries around the world celebrated Earth Day, or International Mother Earth Day, as it’s known outside of the U.S. Earth Day is a celebration and a commitment to the protection of our sacred natural resources. We’re reminded of the

Sunset over the Smokey Mountains

Six Sunsets (Smokey Mountains Edition)

What’s in a day? When I first arrived in the Appalachian Mountains mid-March, wisps of green and pinkish hues filled the views. There was a distinct air of impatience, of waiting for Spring to arrive. I was clearly in an eager-state-of-mind. I was ready to be awed and inspired.

A bison poses in Yellowstone National Park, Montana, US - Photography by Som Prasad

An American Icon: Bison

An American Icon: Bison Growing up on the east coast of the U.S., my first interaction with Bison was from a 1980s’ computer game called Oregon Trail. I remember the distinct shape drawn in 8-bit glory. They were plentiful in the game, and as a child, when I learned