Nature Photography - Next Best Thing to a Hike
More and more each year, science is proving that being in nature gives our brains a pretty powerful boost in areas like creativity and happiness and a decrease in stress and anxiety.
According to a Greater Good article by UC Berkley, “Scientists are beginning to find evidence that being in nature has a profound impact on our brains and our behavior, helping us to reduce anxiety, brooding, and stress, and increase our attention capacity, creativity, and our ability to connect with other people.”
Famous naturalist Henry David Thorough had an innate understanding of nature’s powerful influence on his well-being: “I think that I cannot preserve my health and spirits, unless I spend four hours a day at least - and it is commonly more than that - sauntering through the woods and over the hills and fields, absolutely free from all worldly engagements.”
Nature Wall Decor
While strapping on our boots and trekking into the wilderness is not a daily option for many of us, nature photography allows us to bring nature’s beauty into our homes. Landscape photos are perhaps the next best thing because they have the ability to transport our minds to a peaceful scene in nature.
Shop the Look: "Reflect(ing)" Nature Photography Print
If you are like us, forest photography conjures up all sorts of refreshing feelings - breathing in fresh pure air, the soft soothing sounds of rustling leaves and birds singing high above, and the smell of pine and moss. Place a forest print in your office to offer a mental reprieve from the demands of work or in the living room to inspire the whole family to plan a wilderness adventure.
The forest prints below are available on fine art paper, gallery wrapped canvas or other options such as acrylic and aluminum.
Shop the Look: Walk(ing) Framed Nature Photography Print
Shop the Look: Runn(ing) Framed Nature Photography Print
Shop the Look: "Forest Reflections" Nature Photography Print
Shop the Look: "Rise" Fine Art Photography Print
Shop the Look: "Pillars" Forest Photography Print
Mountain photography is another category of nature photography that can be quite powerful. Majestic, grandiose mountains that have remained standing for centuries, silent and still, while society hustles and bustles around them can have an uncanny way of bringing some perspective to our lives. Mountain photography can make a big impact on a statement wall in the living room, bedroom or office.
The mountain prints below are offered on various media options including fine art paper, canvas, aluminum or acrylic.
Shop the Look: "Half Dome's Glow" Yosemite Photography Print
Shop the Look: "Patagonia's Glory" Mountains Photography Print
Shop the Look: "Stand(ing)" Mountain Photography Print
The last group of nature photography prints we will share is desert photography. The stillness that can only be found in the desert can have a profound calming effect. For that reason, desert prints are the perfect addition to any space where you would appreciate a sense of peace and calm such as the bedroom or living room. An office would also be a suitable place for desert photography - that calming effect can also produce mental clarity and help still a busy mind.
These desert prints are available on fine art paper, canvas, aluminum or acrylic.
Shop the Look: "Grand Canyon at Sunset" Fine Art Photography Print
Shop the Look: "Sky in Sedona at Sunrise" Fine Art Photography Print
Shop the Look: "The Three Ocotillos" Desert Photography Print
Shop the Look: "Marlboro Point" Desert Photography Print
Though nature photography certainly doesn’t replace the therapeutic effects of physically being surrounded by the great outdoors, nature prints on your wall at home can still offer mental benefits. Nature wall decor can draw our minds into nature’s realm and offer a wonderful glimpse of natural beauty and bring a sense of peace into our busy lives.
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