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TED: Awesome, Inspiring Nature Book Online

Cloudy with a chance of joy
You don’t need to plan an exotic trip to find creative inspiration. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Pretor-Pinney calls for us all to take a step off the digital treadmill, lie back and admire the beauty in the sky above.
Haunting photos of polar ice
Photographer Camille Seaman shoots icebergs, showing the world the complex beauty of these massive, ancient chunks of ice.
Photos from a storm chaser
Camille Seaman has been chasing storms for five years. In this talk she shows stunning, surreal photos of the heavens in tumult.
Dive into an ocean photographer’s world
Conservation photographer Thomas Peschak visits incredible seascapes around the world, and his photos reveal these hidden ecosystems. “You can’t love something and become a champion for it if you don’t know it exists,” he says. Join Peschak in a new, immersive TED Talk format as he shares his stunning work and his dream for a future of respectful coexistence with the ocean.
Photos that give voice to the animal kingdom
Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other.

TED Talks offer knowledge and inspiration from the world’s foremost thinkers in video presentations online for free. Join educator Tom Lowrey on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during lunch to watch TED talks (typically 10-20 minutes each) and participate in lively discussion about the ideas presented. As always, we hold TED Talks to generate discussion and thought. The views expressed by TED speakers do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Senior Services or its employees.

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