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The Living Roof

The top of the Piazza in the background. Stop and smell the wildflowers during a visit to the Academy's living roof, a 2.5 acre expanse of native California plants. Part of the museum's green building strategy, the roof provides superior insulation, prevents storm water runoff, reduces the urban heat island effect, and creates new habitat for native birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects.

September 14, 2008

Camera: NIKON D300
Lens: 10.5 mm f/2.8
Focal Length: 10.5 mm
Exposure: 1/5000 sec at f / 4.5
Flash: Did not fire