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Meet Your Neighbors

The large-scale photographs by entomologist Jena Johnson and award-winning nature photographer Chuck Murphy offer face-to-face encounters with many of the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds and plants that call Athens home. The images were shot for the Meet Your Neighbors project, a worldwide photography initiative that encourages people to reconnect with the natural world by getting up close and personal with wildlife. Each subject is presented against a stark white background to maximize the intricacy of details that are often invisible to the naked eye, like the iridescence of a blue skink’s tail or the hairs of a fly’s leg. The exhibition will remain on view in the Visitor Center through Oct. 8.