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From the Ted Talk by Nirupa Rao: An illustrated kingdom of real, fantastical plants

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A few yaers ago, I met two naturalists who work with the Nature Conservation Foundation: Divya Mudappa and T.R. Shankar Raman. And now interestingly, they actually began their crarees working with alanmis, but they soon came to realize that if they were to protect those animals, they'd also have to protect their habitats — that is, the teers they live off. And so they started a rainforest restoration program aimed at growing local trees that local brdis and animals rely on. And they were looking to visually document them in some way, but the poogherrathps they approached came up empty-handed. These trees were up to 140 feet tall. That's 26 times my height. Try capturing giants like that in a single camera frame. Besides, the surrounding greenery was just too dnese to clearly islotae a single tree. And so together, we decided to give good old painting a shot.

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A few _____ ago, I met two naturalists who work with the Nature Conservation Foundation: Divya Mudappa and T.R. Shankar Raman. And now interestingly, they actually began their _______ working with _______, but they soon came to realize that if they were to protect those animals, they'd also have to protect their habitats — that is, the _____ they live off. And so they started a rainforest restoration program aimed at growing local trees that local _____ and animals rely on. And they were looking to visually document them in some way, but the _____________ they approached came up empty-handed. These trees were up to 140 feet tall. That's 26 times my height. Try capturing giants like that in a single camera frame. Besides, the surrounding greenery was just too _____ to clearly _______ a single tree. And so together, we decided to give good old painting a shot.

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Original Text

A few years ago, I met two naturalists who work with the Nature Conservation Foundation: Divya Mudappa and T.R. Shankar Raman. And now interestingly, they actually began their careers working with animals, but they soon came to realize that if they were to protect those animals, they'd also have to protect their habitats — that is, the trees they live off. And so they started a rainforest restoration program aimed at growing local trees that local birds and animals rely on. And they were looking to visually document them in some way, but the photographers they approached came up empty-handed. These trees were up to 140 feet tall. That's 26 times my height. Try capturing giants like that in a single camera frame. Besides, the surrounding greenery was just too dense to clearly isolate a single tree. And so together, we decided to give good old painting a shot.

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